Arjun Kapoor has been blasted on twitter for being , among other things, a producer’s son and for being a bad actor.
He refuses to get ruffled . “If I react to such things, people are more encouraged to hit out. My reacting to such things means more eyeballs for people who post nasty stuff. The comments may be , as you say, cheap and crude. But there are lots of cheap and crude people in the world. It’s not an easy world to live in. You can’t react to all of them.”
So how does manage to stay unaffected? “I can keep my cool because at the of the day they are trying to use my name to gain publicity. And they don’t realize by talking about me and my performance they’re enhancing my audience for my next release. And let’s face it. If you don’t have enough haters , you’re not successful. You need to matter.”
As for being called a bad actor Arjun shrugs, “Sure, there are people who don’t like my performances. I will win them over with my hard work . Nothing else matters. At the end of day I know where I stand. I am the best judge of my capability. Just because some people have an opinion doesn’t sanction that opinion.”
As for being trolled for nepotism Arjun says, “I didn’t get a break because I am somebody’s son.I don’t think anyone is interested in investing money in an actor just because he’s somebody’s son.I did a film Tevar with my father because I wanted to do it.At the end of the day I’d want to be an asset for anybody I work with. I am not interested in wasting anybody’s money.More importantly, you need to know your true worth as an actor. The market tells you that.”