Paresh Rawal Quotes.
I’m fortunate to have got the opportunity to play interesting characters.
Boman Irani is a wonderful human being and a terrific actor.
Whatever I want to do or say, I get to do it on the silver screen, so in normal life I don’t feel the necessity to do or say anything.
Every time my capability as an actor would be questioned, I would put in double the effort.
A good comedian has to be a fine actor all around.
An actor can give his best shot but the script and dialogues have to have punch to make it more effective.
No actor can rise above the script of the film.
Criticism is okay from people who know the finer points of cinema.
If I have to do a show every day, then I should have fun. It must have an element that enriches you as a person and as an actor.
I love Delhi for its historical value and the variety of food it offers.
I want to make sensible commercial films.
I am an actor first and foremost. Even without my involvement in politics, I was staying away from sub-standard work.
Harin Pathak is like my elder brother.
It’s not whether I believe in God, but it’s whether He believes in me.
I like intelligent comedies.
AR Rahman is truly great.
Only I can play Modi. I say that even at the cost of sounding pompous because I really love him.
I will never stop performing on stage.
Writing a comedy script is a difficult thing. I think if someone is attempting a comedy and then they fail then it’s understood.
I have a hunger for good roles.
I know very well that I can never look like PM Modi.
Acting is nothing but reacting, so if your co-stars react in a particular way, it does affect your acting as well.
Charlie Chaplin was known to be an acrimonious person. Not that I compare myself to him but I am quite brusque, too.
I think I’m blessed that my desire to work with Rajkumar Hirani has been fulfilled.
If you look back on my career, I scared a lot of people with my villainous role in ‘Naam.’
At the end of the day, my bread and butter comes from films, so I have to work in films that may not have a great script, but give me a fat pay cheque.
I would love to be part of dark comedies. I love them! They are no-nonsense, no spoonfeeding, and the norms and cliches are left behind.
It is good if newcomers have a theatre background. It helps in films.
The country needs a leader like Modi. He should come to the national level politics.
Work is exciting when it’s challenging. It should be something that makes me afraid initially and prompts me to ask myself whether I’ll be able to do it or not.
I have full confidence in Modi and his policies. Just like Gujarat, he will transform India.
I was fortunate to have my business partner of many years – Hemal Thakkar – who helped a great deal in production under our banner, Playtime Creation.
There’s more to Gujarati cinema than characters wearing kediya and ghagra choli and saying ‘Aa ra ra ra.’
An actor is known by his choices, not by his box-office figures.
My ideology is the same as that of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which doesn’t believe in a vote bank politics. It’s a vision for better India.
I enjoy doing all kinds of roles, but I don’t want to be restricted to comedy alone.
Mumbai and Gujarat are the two places that can be termed as the capital of theatre.
I don’t think it would be very difficult for me to open the chapters of my life because there isn’t much there.
In ‘Dear Father,’ you will see some remarkable work in terms of the screenplay.
Why would any one make a biopic on me? I would have lived my life a certain way, had I known that a biopic will be made on it in future. I agree, every person’s life has enough drama to be translated into a movie but I can’t say the same about myself.
As a child, I was mischievous and an attention-seeker, so acting came naturally to me.
Theatre has always been my passion. It never happened to me that theatre took a back seat in my life. I have never stopped doing it even after joining the film industry, and I intend to perform it lifelong.
Sanjay Dutt is a prankster and brings life to the sets.
I believe that people should believe people around them, they should treat each other with kindness.
Theatre is an actor’s medium while a film is the director’s.
Anyone in any part of the country will connect with ‘Laagi’… because it has very strong emotions.
I will not hesitate to take up good film offers.
I don’t like giving interviews unless I have something to talk about. Why bore people and why bore media?
In theatre, after the curtain rises, it’s all about me. I can either elevate myself with my performance or be mediocre.
I always enjoy shooting for all my films.
I have met Sunil Dutt-ji two or three times and though I don’t have a special memory of these meetings, I know that he was a gentleman and a fantastic human being.
I don’t believe in terminologies like ‘lead role’ or ‘supporting role’ or ‘cameo role,’ etc.