Anil Kapoor says he was unable to smile openly


MUMBAI: Actor Anil Kapoor says one of the major hiccups at the start of his career was that he couldn’t smile in front of the camera.

Anil said: “When I began my career, I was told that my eyes are quite small and they looked even smaller when I smiled. That made me conscious about smiling. I would never smile openly, and I would suppress my natural smile. But then I overcame this ‘hichki‘.

“I began to stop worrying that my eyes would look small, and I worked on my smile. Now, each time I smile, I do so freely, having overcome it.”

The makers of Rani Mukerji starrer Hichki are promoting the film uniquely by asking prominent personalities to share their untold weaknesses and how they eventually converted them into massive strengths. Previously Shah Rukh Khan and Katrina Kaif were interviewed and asked to reveal their ‘hichki’ moment.

Shah Rukh Khan said that the lowest point in his life was the death of his parents, while Katrina Kaif said that she was really down when she overheard a choreographer say that she has no dancing skills.

Directed by Siddharth P. Malhotra and produced by Maneesh Sharma under the Yash Raj Films banner, “Hichki” is slated to release on March 23.