Struggle is a glorified word, and I get offended by it: Zeeshan Ayyub
Actor Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is fast emerging as a reliable actor, after having been a critical part of films such as Raees (2017) and Tanu Weds Manu Returns (2015). It might have taken him a lot of hard work to reach this purple patch in his career, but Zeeshan feels it would be wrong on his part if he terms his journey as a struggle.
“Struggle is a glorified word, and I get offended by it. Logo ne is word ko khoob becha hai. People who say so much about the ‘struggle’ they had to do, I have one question for them: Kisi ke baap ne kaha tha aapko Mumbai jaao aur star bano? (Who told you to go to Mumbai and become a star?). You chose this, ab isske bare mein ro kyun rahe ho?” If living on the roads was a struggle for you, does living in a bungalow now mean that the struggle is over? For you, success is measured in terms of money, instead of art,” says the 32-year old, who started his career with the criticallyacclaimed No One Killed Jessica (2011), and will next seen in Thugs Of Hindostan.
“I chose this profession. I had the option to do something else, as I was good in studies, too, or could have come back from Mumbai to pursue theatre. My wife was there to support me, TV kar ke she was earning money, toh ghar chal sakta tha. But I wanted to do this,” he adds.
People who say so much about the ‘struggle’ they had to do, I have one question: Who told you to go to Mumbai and become a star? You chose this ZEESHAN AYYUB, ACTOR