Actors shouldn’t lose interest in human condition: Boman Irani

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Mumbai, July 1 (IANS) Bollywood actor Boman Irani said actors should not lose interest in human condition and “stay connected with real people”.

Through his acting and performance as Dr Asthana in “Munna Bhai MBBS”, Professor Viru Sahastrabuddhe in “3 Idiots”, Lucky Singh in “Lage Raho Munna Bhai”, Cherry Bajwa in “PK”, Boman Irani is one of the actors who manage to make his mark in every character he plays in star-studded films.

The actor, who plays a pivotal role in the upcoming film “Jhalki” inspired by Novel Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, told IANS here: “As an actor, you have to constantly stay in touch with people and discover human conditions. What happens in actor’s life, especially after becoming famous, they lose touch with real people and start living in a bubble… Actors shouldn’t lose interest in human condition and life.”

“If you cut off from the society, you are not meeting people. All the good work (performance) comes from the kind of people you have met. So as an actor, I think staying connected with people around you and not to land up on set, uttering dialogues and coming back home, are my some of the ways you can say, are there in my acting.”

While it is quite interesting to observe how Boman is constantly proving his versatility with every single role he played, according to the actor, he never chose the profession to become a celebrity.

“Acting is quite a risky business because it is quite unpredictable. And since I had the responsibility of my family and children, I didn’t think of taking it up in my young age. Perhaps, that is why I treat acting as a creative ‘job’ where I am paid to do my job with best of my ability,” said the Filmfare Award winning actor.

But, isn’t the risk factor involves in all creative profession?

“Well, with acting, I think it is riskier because as a writer or as a photographer, you can do a job and practice writing and photography sidewise. As long as you are creating something, you feel happy. So, coming to acting was absolutely from the space of my creative expression, not to be famous,” said Boman.

Before entering Bollywood, Boman worked with an iconic personality like Alyque Padamsee, earned fame with the play “I am not Bajirao” that ran for 10 years. Besides, he also worked as a sports photographer.

Directed by National Award winning filmmaker Brahmanand S. Singh, featuring Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta, Boman Irani and Sanjay Suri, “Jhalki” will be releasing soon.

–IANS

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