Anil Kapoor: ‘Never Wanted to Be Completely Comfortable for Fear of Complacency’
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Actor Anil Kapoor doesn't want to get comfortable with his position in the industry, and says he has a simple plan, which is to be better than yesterday. "I don't think I ever want to be completely comfortable for fear of complacency. It's only when you put yourself in uncomfortable situations that you grow and learn," Anil told IANS. "So when you find yourself getting too comfortable and too much at ease, kick yourself out of your comfort zone and try something new," he added. Pagalpanti: From PNB Crisis to Donald Trump, 11 WTF Moments in Anil Kapoor, John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz’s Film That Will Make You Scratch Your Head (SPOILER ALERT)

Anil entered the industry with a small role in 1979 with Umesh Mehra's "Hamare Tumhare", and then went on to carve his niche by balancing his stature as a respectable actor and his popularity as a saleable star, with performances including Woh 7 Din, 1942: A Love Story, Mr. India, Tezaab, Ram Lakhan, Lamhe, Beta, Taal, Nayak: The Real Hero and Pukar. His versatility is proved by the fact that he was equally at home in these international projects as he was in out-and-out Bollywood outings as No Entry, Welcome, Race, Dil Dhadakne Do, Mubarakan, Fanney Khan, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga and Total Dhamaal. Have your goals changed with time? Pagalpanti: Before the Release of Anil Kapoor, John Abraham-Starrer, Ranking All Anees Bazmee Comedies From Worst to Best!

"Strangely enough, my goals haven't changed much at all! I'm a simple man with a simple plan -- to be better than I was yesterday. So that's what I continue to strive towards," said the actor, who recently became part of a panel discussion by Royal Stag Barrel Select Large Short Films in Kolkata to decode "what makes films powerful", as part of a six-city tour. Next, he wants some "time off". "Then we dive into Malang promotion mode and of course Karan Johar's Takht," he said.