Five Favorite Films with Slumdog Millionaire's Anil Kapoor
It is written: the big Bollywood star reveals his major influences.Slumdog Millionaire's American audiences were enticed to watch by the name of director Danny Boyle or the movie's kinetic exploration of an exotic, far-away underbelly. In India, the selling point very well may have been Anil Kapoor. Kapoor, who portrays the movie's shifty host of India's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?, is the movie's biggest Bollywood name, something fashioned over three decades of work, which includes Mr. India (an early work by Elizabeth director Shekhar Kapur for which Kapoor received great critical acclaim). The story of Kapoor's first international movie is a story we know well now -- the plot, the controversies, the international box office success, and the endless trophies (including an ultimate Oscar Best Picture and Kapoor's own share of a SAG Oustanding Cast award). As he pursues new projects in America (and on the release of Slumdog on DVD), RT sat down with Kapoor to get his Five Favorite Films.
Gold Rush (1925, 100% Tomatometer)
City Lights (1931, 100% Tomatometer)
The Great Dictator (1940, 100% Tomatometer)
Every movie by Laurel & Hardy (1921 - 1951)
The Godfather (1972, 100% Tomatometer)
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