I keep feeling I constantly debut every two years: Kunal Kemmu

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“I thought this guy is trusting me with something that I’ve not done. This constant genre-jumping, Kunal says, comes with the aim to constantly reinvent himself. It’s a huge learning that things aren’t always in your control. Kunal, 35, is “overwhelmed” with the response coming his way for Kalank and he gives credit to producer Karan Johar for “trusting” him with his grand vision. He believed in me and I went ahead with it. Advertising

The actor started out as a child artiste in the 1990s and went on to do films such as Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke, Raja Hindustani, Zakhm, and Dushman. “I still feel I’m a newcomer on the basis of the responses I get. There have been moments of immense joy and heartbreaks. “But then something good comes along and you invest all your energy into it, as opposed to waste time on what happened. Latest Videos


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His career witnessed a downfall after a string of flop films until Rohit Shetty’s Golmaal 3 in 2010 and Saif Ali Khan-starrer Go Goa Gone (2013) came his way. Emilia Clarke, Dwayne Johnson, Brie Larson and others attend TIME 100 Gala

The actor says both success and failure in his 15-year-long career has only made him an optimist. After having worked as a child artiste for a decade, the actor proved his mettle as a lead actor with his 2005 debut Kalyug and followed it up with Traffic Signal, both high on content films. “It has been a journey of ups and downs. Everything I have gone through has made me better.”
In his latest, multistarrer Kalank, which also featured Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit Nene, Sonakshi Sinha and Aditya Roy Kapur, Kunal was the one to steal the thunder as an antagonist, Abdul. People tell me ‘oh you look so young’, ‘oh he’s comeback with a new film.’ I keep feeling I constantly debut every two years,” Kunal told PTI. You question it (the choice). You can only be responsible for what you’re doing,” he adds.