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Began my career as a background dancer on a show abroad, says Anil Kapoor

Kapoor was interacting with media on the sets of reality show Dil Hai Hindustani 2 along with the judges, Mika Singh, Badshah and Sunidhi Chauhan.

Anil Kapoor on the sets of Dil Hai Hindustani 2


Actor Anil Kapoor, who is busy promoting his upcoming film Fanney Khan, says that he started his career as a background dancer.

Kapoor was interacting with media on the sets of reality show Dil Hai Hindustani 2 along with the judges of the show Mika Singh, Badshah and Sunidhi Chauhan on Monday (23 July).

"Not many people know that I started my career as background dancer in 1979-80," Kapoor told media while remembering his struggling days.

He made his debut as a lead actor in Woh 7 Din in 1983 after doing small roles in some Hindi, Telugu and Kannada films.

Talking more about the days, he said, "I completed my acting course but I wasn't able to get any work so, there was a show which was going abroad. In that show, there was Zarina Wahab ji, Padmini Kapila, Hemant Kumar saab and Nutan ji. When they were ready to go that time, they needed some background dancers so, I went there as a background dancer and I think, I used to get 15 pounds for one show at that time.

"I am thankful to all of them who gave me an opportunity to work in those shows," he said.

Getting nostalgic the Mr. India (1987) actor said, "I think, even if you are a background dancer or doing your thing in corner, if you work hard and if you are talented enough then people do recognize your effort."

Sharing her feelings on being part of Fanney Khan, singer Chauhan said, "I am very proud that I am part of Fanney Khan and when I saw Anil sir in the trailer of the film wearing a simple shirt and playing a trumpet on a roof, it was such a beautiful visual for me.

It's a beautiful story of a father who supports his daughter in her life and career so, the curiosity about the film has increased and I can't wait to watch the film."

Fanney Khan is a musical comedy directed by Atul Manjrekar and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Anil Kapoor, PS Bharathi, Rajiv Tandon, Krishan Kumar, Kussum Arora and Nishant Pitti.

Besides Kapoor, the film also stars Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao.

Fanney Khan is an official remake of the Belgian film Everybody's Famous! (2000). The film is scheduled to be released worldwide on 3 August.