Kunal’s passion for poetry


Kunal Kapoor says cinema is only one of his passions while his other interest is writing poetry. “I read and write a lot. I’m a struggling poet,” he jokes. “I’ve never shown my work to anyone. I write it all for myself and I’m not interested in showing it to anyone.” Kapoor says his inherent shyness propels the poet in him to come to the surface.

“I find it very hard to talk about my relationships, whether it’s a girlfriend, sister or just a friend ... I can’t bring myself to discuss them in public. That’s where the poet in me surfaces. Poetry helps me to exteriorise my thoughts.”

Kunal writes religiously every day and has reams and reams of thoughts expressed in his Hindi and English poems. Kapoor says, “I’ve been writing every day for the last eight years and I keep going back to my poems to check my own life. It’s deeply cathartic. I don’t want to publish it right now.”

“Strangely I’m not a loner. For me, fun is being with people I trust and love ... and writing poetry,” he adds.