Never tried to be popular: Rahul Bose

Mumbai, Feb 20 (IANS) Actor Rahul Bose says that he never tried to become popular and his only intention was to do quality content and make people feel that he respected their intelligence.

About his relatively low frequency of doing films, Rahul said: “It’s not about doing a lot of films, it’s about the quality of films you do. I never tried to be popular, the only effort that I made was that when people watch my films, they don’t feel that they have wasted their money and that I respected their intelligence.”

He was speaking at the ‘Idea Of India’ auction where he was present as a host.

Rahul was last seen in “Dil Dhadakne Do” in a small role, which was his first Hindi film after a gap of almost four years after Onir’s “I Am”. He featured in Bengali, English and even Tamil films like “Vishwaroop” in the interim. This is in contrast to Rahul’s graph early on in his career, like having four Hindi releases in 2003 and then again in 2008.

About the charity event “The Idea Of India” for his NGO The Foundation, he said: “‘The Idea Of India’ is a fundraising idea, of which the main creative idea is that there are numerous greats in diverse fields in our country and we thought what is the common factor between them – they’re all geniuses, they’re all non-discriminatory, they don’t see what your religion is, they just see what your talent is, and they did all of this without any discrimination.

“We thought this is the thread, which binds everyone. The idea of India as it is present in our constitution is all of us are equal, and we have to give opportunities equally. That is one of the intentions of the constitution that everyone receives education, all get the place to live and have food to eat. We feel that this dream of the constitution hasn’t got fulfilled till now.”

“And with this idea, we want to raise money, so that the people who stand for an equal, non-discriminatory India will help us raise the money for us to fund kids who don’t have the same opportunities.”

His NGO had also auctioned memorabilia belonging to sporting greats like Roger Federer, Vishwanathan Anand and Sachin Tendulkar for a similar cause few years back.

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