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The lights are dimming for Sanjay Kapoor
22nd Mar 2001   9.56 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau  


Well, there is no denying it: success has eluded Sanjay Kapoor. Despite having secured many good breaks as if on the platter, the younger brother of Anil Kapoor has failed to catch the fancy of movie buffs.

Coming Friday, Sanjay will be seen after a long gap on the big screen in Aziz Sajawal's "Chhupa Rustam". The film, casting Manisha Koirala and Mamta Kulkarni, has Sanjay playing a small time crook Raja who makes a living out of swindling others. When he discovers his look-alike millionaire he hatches plans to embezzle his bounty of billions by impersonating him.

Although Sanjay has been lucky to act with top actresses like Tabu and Madhuri in the early part of his career, he doesn't seem to have the stuff that makes Bollywood superstars. Besides his average looks, his sloppy command over histrionics and limited range make him a poor choice as the hero in Bollywood films.

This realization is dawning upon Sanjay too. In one of his forthcoming films, Boney Kapoor's "Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche" he is trying his hands at negative roles.

Convinced that movie aficionados will like him "in the role of a villain" Sanjay believes it is still too early to throw in the towel. He thinks his best "is yet to come". For the time being he is keeping his fingers crossed hoping to hit the bull's eye with "Chhupa Rustam".