Actor Paresh Rawal is a veteran theater artist. He has also done more than one character in films, especially in the early part of his career, Paresh Rawal has played amazing roles in the films of directors like Ketan Mehta, Rahul Rawal and Mahesh Bhatt. Now he will also be seen in the film ‘Dream Girl 2’ releasing this Friday. Akshay Kumar, Pankaj Tripathi and Yami Gautam starrer film ‘OMG 2’ released on August 11, he has not been able to watch yet and Paresh also explains the reason for this. Significantly, this franchise is based on Paresh Rawal’s play ‘Kanji Vs Kanji’. A special meeting with him.
What did you find most attractive in the prologue of ‘Dream Girl 2’, its story or its setup,
The biggest reason for working in ‘Dream Girl 2’ was that I had to work in Ekta Kapoor’s company. I respect unity a lot. The way she has built her empire, be it in television or in films, no single girl in India has ever done it. Getting a chance to work with Ayushmann Khurrana was also the reason and the writer-director of the film, Raaj Shaandilyaa is a good writer.
often artisticTalks keep happening about commercial and parallel cinema. What is the fundamental difference you see in this?
The subject that I am doing, first of all I will take good subjects. Don’t spoil that subject by distorting it. If anything is needed in the subject, then I should present it with great sincerity. What if I put two songs in the film, put an action scene and if there is some more space left, then put a rape scene in it. And, put a comedy track and fill it with double meaning dialogues. We should not do this by distorting the subject which we pollute. I think this is the basic difference.
How was the experience working with directors like Ketan Mehta, Mahesh Bhatt and Rahul Rawail?,
Ketan bhai knows me from theatre, he has seen my plays. He has also directed my plays. My time spent with Ketan bhai has been a very important time for me. That was my golden period as an artist, I learned a lot. Sometimes you don’t understand what Ketan Bhai says, but in your mind those things take shape and one day you understand that hey, yes it was meant to be this. He showed the right direction. I didn’t go to any acting school. Whatever has been learned has been learned by watching the theater and big artists. I did films like ‘Holi’, ‘Mirch Masala’ and ‘Sardar’ with Ketan Bhai, while Mahesh Bhatt’s film ‘Naam’ and Rahul Rawail’s film ‘Dacoit’ made me different.
To which director would you like to give the credit of your success?,
Wherever I am praised in every film, the entire credit goes to the director. After that I would like to give credit to my co-stars. An actor in a film cannot work in isolation, he needs everyone’s support. It is a different matter in the theatre, when the curtain opens and I am there. It does no credit to the director and co-stars.