BOLLYWOOD: In a Kalank, Kunal Khemu whose work is being appreciated extraordinarily. Speaking about the ups and downs he faces in the industry, Kunal has said he finds plus and minus in everything and it is best to learn and move on.
“I still feel I’m a newcomer on the basis of the responses I get. People tell me ‘oh you look so young’, ‘oh he’s comeback with a new film.’ I keep feeling I constantly debut every two years. It may look like a struggle from one perspective, but there are pluses and minuses. I can’t say ‘it’s all cool, I’m planning everything’, no. There are times when your films don’t work, your phone doesn’t ring and you wonder what you have done. You question it (the choice). “But then something good comes along and you invest all your energy into it, as opposed to waste time on what happened. It’s a huge learning that things aren’t always in your control. You can only be responsible for what you’re doing,” Kunal said.
From playing intense parts to switching to comedy, Kunal Kemmu said every time he tries to feature in diverse films, it feels as if he is making his debut every second year in Bollywood. The actor started out as a child artiste in the 1990s and went on to do films such as Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Raja Hindustani, Zakhm, and Dushman.
After having worked as a child artiste for a decade, the actor proved his mettle as a lead actor with his 2005 debut Kalyug and followed it up with Traffic Signal, both high on content films. His career witnessed a downfall after a string of flop films until Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 3 in 2010 and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Go Goa Gone (2013) came his way. This constant genre-jumping, Kunal said, comes with the aim to constantly reinvent himself.