Arshad Warsi on ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’: It has changed my identity and am grateful for that film
Arshad Warsi is one of the versatile actors we have currently in Bollywood. He is someone who knows his craft very well and can pull off any kind of roles.
But despite having a prolific body of work, he is considered as one of the most underrated gems of the industry. When asked if he takes it as a compliment or other way, Arshad said, “It is better to be underrated than overrated. I would be very unhappy when somebody says ‘oh, he is one of the most overrated actors in the industry’. So, I am fine being underrated. I don’t give these things so much of importance. I don’t think one should bother about all these things. We should just go ahead and do what we are doing and try and make it work.”
Arshad’s character of Circuit in ‘Munna Bhai’ series has made him immortalised in people’s hearts. ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S.’ is completing 17 years on December 19. Arshad said, “It has changed my identity. I am very happy I did the film. I don’t let any think change me as a person as a common man that I am. I don’t let failure, success, property, money, anything to change me. So, I would say that it got me appreciation, a better lifestyle, but as a person, no; it hasn’t. I have been like this when I did my first film and have not changed. My friends know that very well. They keep telling me all the time that it is unbelievable how nothing changed me. I keep saying that ‘my brain is so small that there is no room for improvement’. So that’s how it is. I am grateful for that film.”
You can watch the interview here.
On the work front, Arshad was recently seen in ‘Durgamati’ that has Bhumi Pednekar.