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Arshad Warsi on His 23-Year-Long Career: I Haven’t Proved Myself at All, I Can Do a Lot More

Before making his acting debut in 1996, Arshad Warsi worked as an assistant director to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in the 1987 film Kaash.

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Updated:February 14, 2019, 9:49 AM IST
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Arshad Warsi on His 23-Year-Long Career: I Haven’t Proved Myself at All, I Can Do a Lot More
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He has been in the Hindi film industry for over two decades now, but actor Arshad Warsi says that he has much more to offer as he has still not proved himself in Bollywood.

Before making his acting debut, he served as an assistant director to filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in the 1987 film Kaash. Then in 1996, Arshad made his acting debut with Tere Mere Sapne. He later featured in several films such as the Munna Bhai franchise, Hulchul, Maine Pyaar Kyun Kiya?, Salaam Namaste, Jolly LLB, the Golmaal and the Ishqiya films.

He nevertheless told IANS, "I have not proved myself at all. There is a lot in this box. I think there is a lot more that I can do and I am capable of doing a lot more. Sooner or later, it might happen but every time there's a challenge when I read a script."

On his journey in the industry, he said, "It has been good. When I started before getting into movies I was working really hard and was struggling. Since the time I joined movies, till now my life has got better and better.”

The 50-year-old actor, who will next be seen in Total Dhamaal and Pagalpanti, added that he has absolutely no reason to complain. On being typecast, he said, "When a comic actor does a serious role, they start looking odd.

“The serious films that I have done, nobody said anything. They instead said 'you were good'. In Seher, nobody could believe it was the same guy. I thankfully proved that I have worked everywhere.” 

Saying that he tries to play all his characters "very differently", he added, "Problem lies when you do the same thing over and over again in every film."

However, Arshad doesn’t have a wish-list. "I go script by script and film by film. That's how it is. I hope somebody writes something interesting and makes me do that," he said. 

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