Jimmy Sheir­gill won’t pro­duce more films

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Ruk­mini Cho­pra

Apart from act­ing in Bol­ly­wood films, Jimmy Sheir­gill (right) has also starred in, and pro­duced, sev­eral Pun­jabi movies. How­ever, he’s giv­ing up pro­duc­tion for now.

“I’ve stopped pro­duc­ing films be­cause it is a full-time job. You have to be in­volved in ev­ery as­pect. Pro­duc­tion isn’t just about mak­ing a film within a cer­tain bud­get. It re­quires a lot of plan­ning,” he says.

Ap­pre­ci­a­tion and crit­i­cism are part of an ac­tor’s life. But Sheir­gill be­lieves that time takes care of ev­ery­thing. “If a film doesn’t do well, you feel bad be­cause you are emo­tion­ally at­tached to it. But by the time (it re­leases and gets re­viewed), you have al­ready started work­ing on some­thing else,” he adds.

The se­cret to Sheir­gill’s calm de­meanour lies in a piece of ad­vice vet­eran writer Gulzar gave him. “He had said to me while I was work­ing on Maachis (1996), ‘The worst thing for an ac­tor is to sit at home and do noth­ing.’ He told me to keep do­ing some­thing or the other, and never let the fate of my film de­cide my fate,” says the ac­tor.

Sheir­gill is glad Pun­jabi cinema is do­ing well, and that the Sikh com­mu­nity isn’t sub­ject to “as much mock­ery in Hindi films” now. “Sar­daars are por­trayed in a strong man­ner in Pun­jabi films,” he adds.

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