Writing is the foremost form of expression: Pankaj Kapur

Updated: Aug 18 2022 2:46PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) Veteran actor Pankaj Kapur says his inclination towards literary characters comes from a place of security of portraying well-written parts, which he believes are rarely found in original scripts. In his career spanning over four decades, Kapur has brought to life some of the most iconic fictional characters from literature -- William Shakespeare's King Duncan from "Macbeth", Ruskin Bond's Ram Bharosa from "The Blue Umbrella" and Toba Tek Singh from Saadat Hassan Manto's short story -- to name a few.

The National Award winner said his pursuit as a performer is to portray characters which have something to say, and there is nothing as delightful as playing a part created by literature greats.

"I love stories and characters which have something to say. And, according to me, writing is the foremost form of expression. The classic literary pieces and the characters in them are so beautiful. When such outstanding stories are adapted for screens properly, the outcome is always beautiful," Kapur told PTI in an interview.