Comedy is a tough and tiring genre, says Arshad
Actor Arshad Warsi is back to doing what he does best — making people laugh. With his latest release Golmaal Again doing well at the box-office, the comedy genre has once again proved to be close to viewers’ hearts.
“People enjoy comedy, and that’s why we make such films every year. Comedy — in fact, acting — comes naturally to me. But I am more comfortable with serious cinema. Comedy is very taxing. Making people laugh is tough,” says the 49year-old.
Arshad has been a part of Bollywood for over two decades now. He began his journey in the industry as a choreographer in 1987, but went on to establish himself as an actor with films such as Munnabhai MBBS (2003), Lage Raho Munnabhai (2006), and Jolly LLB (2013). His portrayal of Circuit in the Munnabhai series alongside Sanjay Dutt was loved by the audience. It’s natural, therefore, to suppose that the character of Circuit is closest to his heart. But Arshad’s answer surprises us.
“I enjoy the process of acting. For me, every genre is fabulous. But the character I enjoyed playing the most was Babban in Ishqiya (2010). The film was a western film for me. You can say that I liked the rawness of my character,” says Arshad.
“I like realistic, commercial films, but will do everything. I want to do a horror film next!” he signs off.
Arshad Warsi says he is more comfortable with serious cinema