Sunday Tribune

Success without failure offers no excitement

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ACTOR Boman Irani believes that one must taste success as well as failure to maintain excitement in life.

“Success without failure has no excitement in life. I do believe in luck, but when it comes to getting a break in the film industry, hard work does matter. If a person is hard working, knows exactly what it takes to be an actor, I think he or she will make it at some point in life,” Boman said during a session on “The Journey: Life, Learning & Leadership Lessons”, organised by the Ficci Ladies Organisati­on on Friday.

The actor, who made his Bollywood acting debut with filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani at the age of 44, said: “It wasn’t hard for me to get a film, but I struggled in the years before I forayed into movies. It takes a lifetime of hard work to get there, so the struggle had already happened. When I got Munna Bhai MBBS, I was so taken by the story and I met Rajkumar Hirani for the first time and said, ‘This is a guy I’d like to work with’.”

“So getting a film was not as difficult as the years I’d spent before it as a photograph­er or as a theatre actor and before that as a shopkeeper. So it wasn’t much of a struggle, but the struggle of life was very much there for 44 years,” he added.

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