"I really love my work and I am passionate about it. The length of a role is not important but I don't want to play an insignificant role, like the father of the hero or heroine in a film. I did those earlier. But there's a learning process," Kapoor told PTI.
"Now I want to do roles that contribute to the story. There will be a saleable hero in the film and after that, if there's any character which is important to the film and story, only then I'd do it," he added.
However, the 67-year-old actor doesn't believe in working 'round the clock like a machine.’ "If you give me a holiday, I'll be happy for a month without a job. You need to detach from work, you need to be fresh. You need that break. You're not a machine which can work around the clock. Everywhere in the world actors don't work 365 days."
Kapoor recollected the time when actors like Mithun Chakraborty and Govinda would work four-six shifts.
"Their films would also be such, like a conveyer belt. Print-deliver-print-deliver. Films aren't made like this. It's a creative, sensitive job. Filmmaking is something for people to enjoy. I never took my work for granted or got a trick for a conveyer belt-type of filmmaking, churning out movies back-to-back like biscuits produced," he concluded.
Kapoor will complete 50 years in movies next year with the golden jubilee of 1970 film Mera Naam Joker, his screen debut. He already has great recent films to boast of including Kapoor and Sons.
He will next feature in Jeethu Joseph's The Body, a remake of the Spanish film of the same name, scheduled to release on December 13.