Anil Kapoor: Netflix is a Brilliant Platform for Indians to Show Their Capabilities to the World
Actor-producer Anil Kapoor, who has backed Netflix’s forthcoming show Selection Day, says the streaming platform is a fruitful opportunity for Indian talent to showcase their craft to the world.
“This show (Selection Day) is an adaption of a really good novel (Aravind Adiga’s eponymous book). It will be screened on December 28 in more than 190 countries all over the world. I think Netflix is a brilliant platform for Indian actors and technicians to show off their capabilities to the entire world,” Kapoor said.
Anil said collaborating with Netflix as a producer made him feel that production is no longer a thankless job. “Earlier I used to feel that production is a thankless job. In our family, my father, my elder brother and I have produced many films. After working with Netflix on this show, I feel that production is no longer a thankless job, but it’s the best job. When you are working with them, nothing gets bigger than that,” he said.
Anil was interacting with the media at the premiere of Selection Day along with Kabir Khan, Akshay Oberoi, Sanya Malhotra, Rhea Kapoor, Samir Kochhar, Fatima Sana Sheikh, Farah Khan, Pawan Malhotra, Dalip Tahil, Rajesh Tailang, Yash Dholye and Mohammad Samad on Tuesday.
On the basic premise of Selection Day, Anil said: “Cricket is in the backdrop of this show, but overall it is a coming-of-age story about two brothers and the beautiful bonding between the two. I can say that it’s about the dream of father and his kids.
“There are some parents who want to fulfil their own dreams through their children and there are kids who don’t want to listen to their father when it comes to choosing a career. So, all these things are there in this show.”
He said he was not nervous, but a “bit anxious” ahead of the show’s launch.
“I have made films on many stories over the years but this project was like a cricket match which we felt that we have won quickly. This show is a complete example of team work similarly like cricket matches,” he said.
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