Arshad Warsi: Never bothered about sticking to an image or breaking out of a mould


Actor Arshad Warsi says that artistes often avoid trying something new due to the fear of failure. Speaking about himself, the actor prefers doing any particular role if the story is entertaining. “I think the fear of failure is what makes us stick to mediocrity. That’s sad. Fortunately, I don’t have a problem in doing any kind of films – be it serious one or a comedy. From a weird character like Babban in Ishqiya or SSP Ajay Kumar from Seher – it’s quite varied.There are Golmaals and Dhamaals too. So, it doesn’t matter to me. I just do a story if I feel, it will be fun to do and watch. I have never bothered about sticking to an image or breaking out of a mould”, said Arshad.

Rohit Shetty’s directorial Golmaal Again which is slated to release this Diwali will have Arshad Warsi featuring in it. Commenting about his nearly similar role in the film, he said, “I don’t feel fatigued because our roles are really interesting. Had they been boring I would have been fed up. Here, there’s no space to feel like that. This time too we have new jokes and skits.”

About writing comedy scripts, he said,”There’s a difference between being witty and writing a comedy. A conversation is way different than penning a script for a film. I don’t think I can do that (write a comedy). I can surely act in a comedy but I don’t think like that.”

Warsi aspires to become a director but will not act in the film. Talking about his aspirations, he said, “I want to direct, 100 per cent. But I’m not getting any good producer. I have written two stories – one is action, the other is a love story. I’ll start with either one. I won’t feature in it.”