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Boman Irani Quotes

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Boman Irani quotes

I don't mind being identified as any character as long as I'm doing a good job as an actor. I have done all kinds of roles - from an editor, judge, police officer, murderer to a corrupt businessman.

Chilli ice cream doesn't taste bad. But I wouldn't eat it again.

For me, a director is a director immaterial of the gender. At the end of the day, the audience is only interested in watching a good film.

I'm an actor, and I don't look at myself as providing comic relief. I have done diverse and dark roles such as a psycho, murderer, and others in films such as 'Don', 'Eklavya' and '3 Idiots.'

Remember, acting is not a business of glamour. It is science, craft and an art. Read about acting; don't do it for the sake of fun. Actors such as Paresh Rawal and Naseeruddin Shah are great examples; they are surviving only because they have read well.

Fear is one thing that can ruin everything. It's the greatest problem.

I get scared when I think I'm going to miss my flight. I get obsessed when I actually miss a flight.

I still reject lead roles, as I don't accept any role if I don't find it challenging enough. I am very careful while making selections.

My theory is children don't do what you tell them to do, they do what you do. You have to always do the right thing because they follow you.

One can understand a person by the way he removes his wallet and puts his hand to take out money.

The moment you say, 'I want to do a role,' the story suffers. I don't set priorities in terms of roles or scripts.

First, the newcomers are eager to come in front of the camera, and later they are like, 'No, sorry, sorry, no pictures'. What is this? I say fame is a very dangerous and bitter thing.

I bask in the affection I get on the streets. I recently went into the kitchen of a restaurant to meet the cooks. They were people I didn't know, but what a joy it was meet them! Such experiences wouldn't happen if I were doing only one kind of cinema.

I used to follow celebrities, and I remember I watched Sanjay Dutt and Pooja Bhatt shooting for 'Sadak'. I was standing on the road at three in the night, but little did I know that I would be making a film with Sanjay at some point in my career.

I usually go with roles that I find entertaining. But every once in a while, there comes along a film that has an important social message. As actors, we have a certain responsibility toward our audience.

It used to bug me that I couldn't even afford to take my family for a proper holiday. I didn't have any professional knowledge, and getting a photographer's job in a magazine was out of the question. So, armed with a Pentax K1000, I started going to various maidans of Mumbai, looking for subjects.

Nothing was planned in my career. I just went with the flow and took everything that came to me. Selling potato chips was obvious, as it was a family business. When friends suggested I should try theatre, I gave it a shot. Then I did a lot of advertisements, and then movies happened.

Once, Naseeruddin Shah told me that the wafer shop was the best acting school that I could have attended. And I completely agree. I observed every customer very minutely and picked up some quirk or the other. Later, I used those experiences while playing different characters.

I am very proud to be a part of '3 Idiots,' and happy that the character has worked in a big way.

I don't have a father, but my kids tell me every day that they love me... even when I am not in my best mood.