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Started my journey as background dancer: Anil Kapoor

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Mumbai: Bollywood veteran actor Anil Kapoor who will next be seen in the movie ‘Fanney Khan’, said that not many people know that he started his journey in the Bollywood industry as a background dancer.

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Going into the nostalgia, Anil Kapoor remembered his starting days in the industry and went on to say: “Not many people know that I started my career as background dancer in 1979-80.”

He made his debut as an actor in “Woh Saat 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 back ground 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 opportunity to work in those shows.”

On the work front, “Fanney Khan” is a musical comedy film, directed by Atul Manjrekar and produced by Bhushan Kumar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Anil Kapoor, P.S. Bharathi, Rajiv Tandon, Krishan Kumar, Kussum Arora & Nishant Pitti.

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It features Anil Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Rajkummar Rao in the lead roles.

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