I would be sitting on the steps, my head between my knees, till five or six in the morning, waiting for them to stop".Upon returning to Mumbai, Kapoor was hired as an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali on the 2005 film Black.Kapoor's role was of Samar Pratap (based on the characters of Arjuna and Michael Corleone), the youngest heir of an Indian political dynasty, who is reluctantly drawn to politics after the assassination of his father.Kapoor described it as his first complex role and considered it a departure from the "lover boy roles" that he had previously played.Prakash Jha's big-budget ensemble political thriller Raajneeti was Kapoor's first release of 2010.The film, which starred Nana Patekar, Ajay Devgn, Arjun Rampal, Manoj Bajpayee, Katrina Kaif and Sarah Thompson in prominent roles, was inspired by the Indian epic The Mahabharata and Mario Puzo's 1969 novel The Godfather.In preparation, Kapoor observed the work of actors Roberto Benigni, Charlie Chaplin, and his grandfather.Ronnie Scheib of Variety praised Kapoor for successfully channeling Chaplin in "tone and affect", and Raja Sen of wrote that "he does very strongly indeed with this Chaplin-tribute role, bestowing his character with heart every step of the way".
In addition to acting in films, Kapoor supports charities and causes.
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; born 28 September 1982) is an Indian actor and producer.
He is the co-founder of the production company Picture Shuru Productions, and is a co-owner of the Indian Super League football team Mumbai City FC.
Kapoor has been vocal about how his parent's troubled marriage affected him as a child: "Sometimes the fights would get really bad.