Anil Kapoor has had a busy year. His schedule will ease up a bit after Fanne Khan releases on August 3. That’s when the Race 3 actor will head to Los Angeles after a gap of two long years. For those who came in late, Anil was among the first actors to get noticed on the international cinema circuit post the big splash that was Slumdog Millionaire. He then went on to star in Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, a special appearance in the American series 24 starring Kiefer Sutherland, and even had a stint in Family Guy.
At one point, the National Award winner, who has an agent in the US, made regular visits to LA for acting assignments as well as production commitments. The last two years, however, have bound him to desi shores because of his packed schedule. A source says, “He has been busy shooting for films like Dil Dhadakne Do, Mubarakan, Welcome Back, Race 3, and his dream project — the Indian version of 24. After those, he signed Fanne Khan, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and Total Dhamaal. That’s not all, he is also committed to doing the Abhinav Bindra biopic where he will share screen space with son Harshvardhan Kapoor, who will play the Olympic gold medal winner.” The 61-year-old stepped on Indian television with 24. After two successful seasons, he will look into its third season when he reaches LA.
Break Toh Banta Hai
On the personal front, too, a lot has happened this year. The actor and his family faced Sridevi’s untimely death earlier this year. A few months later, he and wife Sunita pulled off a dream wedding for daughter Sonam, who tied the knot with Anand S Ahuja. The source says, “Anil has been shooting non-stop and wants to take around 10 days off in September and October to travel to some places in Europe. This will be a good break for him. His wife Sunita will join him for the trip, too.”