Shakti Kapoor Recalls Being Slapped THREE Times During Mawaali's Shoot, After Which He Wanted To QUIT Bollywood; Says, ‘I Got Worried Thinking That My Career Is Finished’

Shakti Kapoor opened up about the time where he thought his career was over after he was slapped on-screen

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Shakti Kapoor Recalls Being Slapped THREE Times During Mawaali's Shoot, After Which He Wanted To QUIT Bollywood; Says, ‘I Got Worried Thinking That My Career Is Finished’
Veteran actor Shakti Kapoor recently appeared on the Sunday episode of The Kapil Sharma Show alongside Asrani, Paintal, and Tiku Talsania. The actors and their comic timing throughout their careers have been major contributions to the film industry. While, in the past, all the credits for successful films were given to the main leads and villains, the side characters, who were just as entertaining, were left on the sidelines.

In the recent episode, the host-comedian Kapil Sharma invited the veterans to celebrate the 'Legendary Comedians of Indian Cinema'. During the special episode, Shakti Kapoor recalled a time when he wanted to quit Bollywood after he was slapped by Kader Khan and Aruna Irani during the shoot of the film Mawaali. ALSO READ: Shakti Kapoor Says He Is A Proud Father; Adds ‘Shraddha Kapoor Is A Big Star, Siddhanth Is On The Way To Making It A Big’

The 70-year-old actor revealed that he received three slaps on the sets of his 1983 film Mawaali, which made him re-consider his career as an actor. He recalled, "I did my first comedy film Satte Pe Satta with Paintal. It was a really great film so when Raj Sippy approached me for a comedy role I was like my villainous roles are being appreciated then why does he want me to be a comedian? After that, I did a film called Mawaali. When I was giving my first shot in the film Kader Khan slapped me and I fell on the ground, then in the second shot Aruna Irani slapped me and I fell on the ground, the third time too the same happened."


He went on to share that after shooting those slaps, he was worried about his career and requested late actor Kader Khan to book his return ticket as he didn’t want to be a part of the film. He said, "Going through this I got worried thinking that my career is finished. K. Bapaiah was directing the film and Kader Khan was also a part of the film. I went to Kader Khan and said to him, 'I touch your feet please book my evening ticket. I don't want to be a part of this film. My career is finished and I'm not married yet'."

The senior actor, who has played the roles of a villain as well as a comedian flawlessly, shared that it was action director Veeru Devgan who advised him to stay in the industry and work as no role is small or big. Everyone who manages to entertain the audience is a hero. He told Kapil, "Then Veeru Devgan who was the fight master in the film took me aside and said I have watched this film and if you need to get slapped, then get slapped, but don't leave." ALSO READ: Siddhanth Kapoor DRUG Controversy: Shakti Kapoor’s Son Claims Someone At The Party Mixed Drugs In His Drinks And Cigarettes-Report

"Everyone wishes to be a hero and I too had the same dream. I did Zakhmee Insaan as the hero but unfortunately, the film didn`t work well. If a person is successful in doing comedy then he is a hero and if a person is successful in making an impact with a negative character then he is a hero too," he concluded.


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