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