‘WANT TO SPEND TIME WITH MY KIDS’

Ac­tor Ar­shad Warsi in a can­did chat re­veals how he kept faith dur­ing the tough phase of his ca­reer

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Yashika Mathur yashika.mathur@htlive.com

Ac­tor Ar­shad Warsi (above) is vo­cal about him not get­ting work for three years straight and let­ting wife Maria Goretti take the lead in the fi­nan­cial af­fairs. The ac­tor, how­ever, gives credit to his con­fi­dence, which got him through the lull pe­riod.

“When you know your job, there is noth­ing you should be wor­ried about. You might have a lit­tle bad phase but you’ve to be­lieve in your­self, and oth­ers will be­lieve in you. I’m con­fi­dent about my job. I may not be one of those mod­els, but I know what to do. I’m in a pro­fes­sion of act­ing and I know how to act,” says Ar­shad, who has been part of hit films such as Munnab­hai MBBS(2003) and Jolly LLB(2013).

He, in fact, thinks that this phase gave him time to spend with his son Zeke (12), daugh­ter Zene Zoe (9) and wife Maria, hence, he isn’t greedy for projects. “I want to bal­ance my life well. My kids are small and if I’m work­ing all the time, they are go­ing to grow up and I’ll miss this won­der­ful part of our lives. So, I work less and spend time with them. I guess once my kids grow up, I’ll work round the clock. I’ve never wor­ried about it,” says the ac­tor.

Ar­shad’s Jolly LLB was a hit. He how­ever, was re­placed by ac­tor, Ak­shay Ku­mar in the se­quel. So, while ev­ery­one ex­pected an­i­mos­ity between the two ac­tors, the duo sur­prised all. “Peo­ple don’t know my re­la­tion with him and Subash (Kapoor). It would have af­fected me had I had only that film in my life or that would have been my sole mat­ter of sur­vival. I knew I wasn’t do­ing Jolly LLB 2 way be­fore ev­ery­one else knew,” says Ar­shad.

I work less so that I can spend time with my kids. I guess once my kids grow up, I’ll work round the clock AR­SHAD WARSI, AC­TOR

PHOTO: YOGEN SHAH

Ar­shad Warsi’s kids, son Zeke (12) and daugh­ter Zene Zoe (9)

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