ACTING TIPS, FOR YOUR CAREER IN BOLLYWOOD -24
(Through this I wish to share my insights as an actor/trainer with my students and other acting aspirants)
“GOOD! PRIORITIZE WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE”
Late Shri BALASAHEB THACKERAY
The whole metropolis, infact the entire state is STANDSTILL since last afternoon.
“A GIANT OF A LEADER HAS LEFT US”
It was Sunday 15th March 1998, when I met him for the first time. Our show “OM NAMAH SHIVAY” had completed 52 episodes (One whole year) run. Notching a consistent TRP’s of 65-70 points.
A felicitation function was organised at Harbour Hall, Juhu Centaur. Shri Balasaheb Thackeray was the Cheif Guest. He gave away the souvenir to the cast and crew.
I vividly remember the political scenario in New Delhi was a bit precarious. BJP-Shiv Sena were in midst of forming NDA Coilation Govt in centre. Balasaheb was constantly on phone.
After the function he was about to leave. Dheeraj ji(producer-director of “Om Namah Shivay”) asked me to see him off. I touched his feet. Balasaheb took me aside and said”Bahot achcha kaam kar rahe ho..politics join karne ka kya vichaar hai”(you are doing a good job..any thoughts of joining politics).
It came because of the role (Shiva) I was playing. It seemed to be a suggestion. I was taken a back, suddenly Images of my predecessors Ram (Arun Gowilji) – He campaigned for BJP, Sita (Deepika Chikhalia), krishna (Mr Niteesh Bharadwaj), Ravan (Mr Arvind Trivedi) – All were members of parliament, but only once. These images flashed in my mind.
With folded arms I very humbly and politely told him, ”this is not my cup of tea, I am absolutely apolitical and not inclined towards it even remotely”
He smiled warmly and said ” GOOD…YOU HAVE PRIORITIZE WHAT YOU WANT IN LIFE”
THIS TIP CAME FROM THE ICONIC TIGER BALASAHEB THACKERAY
I pass it on to my young actors “your PLAN A..PLAN B…PLAN C…PLAN INFINITE…should be…ACTING ONLY.