MITA DE APNI HASTI KO, AGAR KUCH MARTABA CHAAHE,
KE DAANA KHAAK MIEN MILKAR, GUL E GULZAAR HOTA HAI ………
………my story of attaining a bit of “Martaba” !!!
I have been a part of Film & TV industry for about 20 years. Had the privilege of working with some very talented actors & directors. My observation is that, it is the director, who takes the best out of an actor. I owe my success to my various directors. All successful actors have some common traits .They are avid listener, are extremely disciplined, have no inhibition & religiously follow the instruction of the director. Star of the century, Mr.Amitabh Bachchan, is a burning example of the same.
Size & type of the role doesn’t matter. A performer leaves the trail, even with a small or insignificant role. Whenever, I refused an offer, the reason has either been clash of dates or when the character was supposed to promote harmful products like Paan Masala or Alcohol (in TV Commercials) and not the size or type of role.
My profession required extensive travel & comfortable stay. I had the privilege of staying in most of the 5-star hotels, not only in India, but in many countries in The Far East, The Middle East, Europe, USA & Canada etc.
How embarrassing, it would have been for a person, who was so regular at luxury hotels, when asked for a photo shoot, dressed as a waiter, for the brochure of an International chain of hotel.
But being an intense actor by choice, I accepted the offer, very gladly.
The attached picture is from the same shoot & which found place in the brochure of a International chain of hotels.
And I am not alone. In the other two pictures, you can see Super Star Mr.Amitabh Bachchan and latest heart- throb, Varun Dhawan, playing waiter’s role.
Closing this post with another master piece by Dr.Iqbal……
MUQADDAR JIN KE OONCHE AUR AALA BAKHT HOTE HAIN ,
ZINDAGI MIEN UNHIN KE IMTIHAAN BHI SAKHT HOTE HAIN !!