Strug­gle is a glo­ri­fied word, and I get of­fended by it: Zee­shan Ayyub

Hindustan Times (Gurgaon) - City - - Entertainment - Rishabh Suri

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

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