“Every human being has the capability to act. Anyone who can lie, can be an actor,” Anupam told IANS. “But the journey between lying at home and lying in front of public and in front of camera can be taught,” he added.
Prior to the live audition and screen test of the Femina Miss India 2010 Bollywood Diva finalists, Anupam gave them short training and is quite impressed with some of them.
He along with director Madhur Bhandarkar and filmmaker Vipul Shah judged the acting and dancing skills of 18 finalists of the pageant.
“I don’t know who will win the crown, but there are few participants who have the capability of being an actor,” said Anupam who would like to make a film with some of the participants.
“I would love to produce and direct a film with these participants. I didn’t judge them only for Madhur’s or Vipul’s film, if I need someone… there are lots of people among the contestants who are capable of appearing in the kind of cinema I make,” he said.
One of the eligible contestants will win scholarship to get free training in acting.
“We have kept a scholarship, which will be awarded to one of the contestants. We will give her three months of free training in acting,” said the actor who runs acting schools in Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and London.
He is looking forward to direct and act with his son Sikander but waiting for the right script.
“I want to work with him (Sikander). I would like to find a script which I would love to make a film on and look forward to acting with him as well,” he said.