Anil Kapoor: ‘Nayak’ has certainly aged well

Anil Kapoor's film 'Nayak: The Real Hero' has clocked 20 years of its release. The actor says it is one of his movies that has certainly aged well.

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Actor Anil Kapoor’s film ‘Nayak: The Real Hero’ has clocked 20 years of its release on Tuesday. The actor says it is one of his movies that has certainly aged well.

A political action film directed by S. Shankar and produced by A.M. Rathnam, the movie stars Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherji, Amrish Puri, Paresh Rawal and Johnny Lever.

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Anil said: “‘Nayak’ is one of my movies that has certainly aged well! As an actor, I’m thankful to Shankar for giving me the opportunity to explore my range as an action hero and believing in me.”

He added: “As I look back, it feels like yesterday that I was trying to balance myself on top of a bus for a fight sequence in the film. ‘Nayak’ will always remain close to my heart for its pure effort and I hope to soon be celebrating 20 more years of the movie.”

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Anil Kapoor shared a pic with a caption that read, “20 years ago I was the Reel life CM for a day and the rest is history! A lot of people had their views about me doing #Nayak but I knew I had to do this film & believed in its message! And now here we are celebrating #20yearsofNayak!!”

In fun trivia about the film, Anil famously went bare body for the first time for an action scene in the film. It was Indian cinema’s first action sequence to make use of computerised effects; 36 different cameras were used at the same time for a single frame.

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Currently, the 64-year-old star is busy shooting for ‘Jug Jugg Jeeyo’, which also stars Varun Dhawan, Neetu Singh and Kiara Advani.

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