Arjun Kapoor on unfair criticism: 'If you hate me for my surname or face, how can I tolerate'

    Arjun Kapoor on unfair criticism: 'If you hate me for my surname or face, how can I tolerate'

    Arjun further said that he understands that criticism and judgement are part and parcel of the profession he is in. But it affects him when someone criticizes him for his very being.

    Arjun Kapoor on unfair criticism: 'If you hate me for my surname or face, how can I tolerate'

    Arjun Kapoor , son of filmmaker Boney Kapoor, believes that he is often misconstrued for his surname. And even more for the fact that he is physically not up to Indian standards of a man. The Ishqzaade actor recently hit back at trolls saying that people can question him on his failure to look certain physicality onscreen but not off-camera.

    Arjun is currently on a promotional spree for his upcoming film, Ek Villain Returns . During an interview, he opened up about facing trolls for his physical appearance. “I don't see enough people respecting people for accepting the way they look. I think people just have a preconceived notion of how people should be. Yes, in my film I need to look a part. If I'm saying yes to a film to play a role, then it is my responsibility that I didn't look that part. So when I do a film where I have to show a certain physicality and if I feel that is my failure, you must question me on that. How I am off camera is not anybody's business,” he told Pinkvilla.

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    Arjun further said that he understands that criticism and judgement are part and parcel of the profession he is in. But it affects him when someone criticizes him for his very being. “Unfair criticism and harsh judgement just because you are somebody's son or seeing somebody or doing something is unfair. You see my work, you don't like it, you are my audience, you have paid money to see me, your criticism is everything. I will learn from it and work harder on it. If you don't like my surname or my face then I cannot help it. If you hate me for that and write things for that, how can I tolerate that,” he added.

    Directed by Mohit Suri , Ek Villain Returns is the standalone sequel to the 2014 film of the same name. Besides Arjun, the film also features Tara Sutaria , Disha Patani , and John Abraham. The movie is slated to release on July 29.