Mumbai:Noted Bollywood actor Jeetendra's nephew Abhishek Kapoor, who worked in films like 'Uff Yeh Mohabbat', 'Shikaar' and 'Ashique Mastana', has now turned director with the-soon-to- be-released Sohail Khan starrer 'Aryan'.
Abhishek, who the feels he has discovered his true calling says, ''I feel that the film business in general is a director's medium and hence, I find maximum satisfaction in this role to express myself.'' ''It has been a very tough climb. Things have not been easy at all,'' Abhishek said. ''My films just did not do well. I had two choices, either I should do really bad films or do television. I opted out of both,'' he added.
During his absence from the silver screen, he floated a dotcom called 'Moviemazza' which provided information on movies, talent hunt and on-line ticketing.
He has also written the script for 'Aryan' a move is on boxing. It depicts the frustrations and hardtimes that a boxer goes through. To be authentic, Abhishek flew down boxing experts from Australia to train the cast.
Despite being Jeetendra's kin and 'soap opera queen' Ekta Kapoor's cousin, he clarified, ''I did not want to use my connections. I want my foundation to be strong. But if ever I need them, they will always stand up for me.'' On why he chose a relatively new star cast for 'Aryan', he said, ''My film required artists who are real and do not have any preconceived notions. Sohail and Sneha are apt for the characters.'' An avid movie buff, Abhishek enjoys foreign films, music, reading and travelling. With 'Aryan' he hopes to join the rank of new directors who have changed the face of Indian cinema with their 'entrepreneurial' style, with which the audience connects.
At present, he is working on his other scripts which he plans to start filming this year even as he is awaiting the release of 'Aryan' this month.