Sunday Tribune

Success without failure offers no excitement


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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