Ar­shad mo­ti­vated Bo­man Irani to join films

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Ac­tor Bo­man Irani (right) has re­vealed that his Munna Bhai M.B.B.S co-star Ar­shad Warsi (left) had urged him to try his hand at films when they shared the stage 25 years ago. At a re­cent event, Bo­man said that his de­but play was with Ar­shad 25 years ago, when Ar­shad had just bagged Tere Mere Sapne, and had asked Bo­man to join him in films. “Ar­shad had got that role. He was so ex­cited. He said to me: ‘Bo­man, come with me, you should also act in movies.’ I told him: ‘It is my first play and I won’t be able to do it. I don’t have the con­fi­dence yet, I haven’t done any­thing else than this play’. But he said: ‘Prom­ise me, you will do films some day’.

“And then 13-14 years later, when I made my Hindi com­mer­cial film de­but with Munna Bhai M.B.B.S, Ar­shad and I were to­gether in that film.” Talk­ing about his fond­ness for Ar­shad, Irani said, “When­ever I get the op­por­tu­nity to do a film with Ar­shad, I do it just for the joy of act­ing with such a won­der­ful guy and to share time off-screen as he has such a good sense of hu­mour.”

PHOTO: AMIT ASHER

PHOTO: YO­GEN SHAH

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