Laid-back about lows

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Feb 2017 15:42:10

He made a successful debut with Tere Mere Sapne, but actor Arshad Warsi says after a string of box office debacles post his first film he was jobless for nearly three years until movies like Seher and Munna Bhai MBBS came his way.

The actor, who went on to star in critically acclaimed films like “Waisa Bhi Hota Hai”, Ishqiya and Jolly LLB, said he could come so far in his career as wife Maria Goretti was a constant support during the low phase.
“After my first film everybody said ‘damn good’. But when the next two-three (films) died, it was done and I was left with no job. Till I did Waisa Bhi Hota Hai, Seher and then of course Munna Bhai.

“I was jobless for three years. Luckily Maria (wife) had a job, so we were fine, the bills were being paid. But for three years I had absolutely no films. I did odd jobs, but I did no films,” Arshad told.
Arshad says he kept doing whatever good came his way as he had faith in his talent.

“You get insecure or worried if you don’t know your job. If you know it, sooner or later everybody will realise that. You can put up an act for sometime but after that people will understand.”

The 48-year-old actor, feels sad for people “who have fooled their way into the job” with a team behind them, “spending crores to make them look good and talented.”
“One movie, two movie, three and then people will realise this guy has zero talent. Those are the people who need to worry. I was never worried. I did my first film and I thought it was a cakewalk. I felt I could do it.”
It was the Rajkumar Hirani-directed film which became a runaway hit and gave Arshad’s career a needed push.