It's difficult to adopt mannerism of a real-life person and even add the nuances of your acting into it.
— Paresh Rawal
The country needs a leader like Modi. He should come to the national level politics.
I have enjoyed doing some films as they were well written like 'Andaz Apna Apna,' 'Hera Pheri' and 'Cheeni Kum.' These films were high on the comedy quotient as the characters were creating a comic situation.
Harin Pathak is like my elder brother.
Charlie Chaplin was known to be an acrimonious person. Not that I compare myself to him but I am quite brusque, too.
My middle class values are intact.
I never felt like running away from my dreams.
I love Delhi for its historical value and the variety of food it offers.
I admired actors like Dilip Kumar and Om Puri as a kid and acting was all I ever thought about.
I have done films only for the sake of money and sometimes, I have been duped into believing that the film is a sensible project.
I am tired of doing stupid comedies. Though comedy has given me the breakthrough in the industry, I constantly feel the need to grow.
No actor can rise above the script of the film.
I'm fortunate to have got the opportunity to play interesting characters.
Theatre is an actor's medium while a film is the director's.
I would love to be part of dark comedies. I love them! They are no-nonsense, no spoonfeeding, and the norms and cliches are left behind.
If you look back on my career, I scared a lot of people with my villainous role in 'Naam.'
When it comes to me I follow the religion of humanity.
Sanjay Dutt is a prankster and brings life to the sets.
To make anything successful, you need a good writer.
Writing a comedy script is a difficult thing. I think if someone is attempting a comedy and then they fail then it's understood.
I frequently visit Ahmedabad. My sister lives here.
It is not necessary to have a good sense of humour personally to do comedy well.
I understand that everything is dictated by market value. But cinema is also an art. It saddens me to see great talent languishing for lack of proper roles.
Mumbai and Gujarat are the two places that can be termed as the capital of theatre.
I don't think kids of actors become good actors but exceptions are always there.
I like simple home-cooked food.
Anyone in any part of the country will connect with 'Laagi'… because it has very strong emotions.
We knew no matter how well 'Phir Hera Pheri' does, it would always be compared to 'Hera Pheri.' Yet, we took it as a challenge.
Ever since I got to know how easily skin donation can save the lives of serious burns patients, I have felt strongly about the issue.
Yes, Gujaratis are humorous but that's not all there is to them. Gujaratis are independent, determined and very hardworking.
I have met Sunil Dutt-ji two or three times and though I don't have a special memory of these meetings, I know that he was a gentleman and a fantastic human being.
It is good if newcomers have a theatre background. It helps in films.
An actor can give his best shot but the script and dialogues have to have punch to make it more effective.
It's not whether I believe in God, but it's whether He believes in me.
I have full confidence in Modi and his policies. Just like Gujarat, he will transform India.
As an actor, the experience that I have as a politician while sitting in Parliament - that helps me enrich myself as an actor. But I am an actor first.
I know very well that I can never look like PM Modi.
I have done too many movies but too little variety.
I began my career with Gujarati and Hindi plays in 1973.
Every time my capability as an actor would be questioned, I would put in double the effort.
Theatre has always been my passion. It never happened to me that theatre took a back seat in my life. I have never stopped doing it even after joining the film industry, and I intend to perform it lifelong.
I cannot even open an umbrella properly. How could I ever have been a civil engineering student?
I want to make sensible commercial films.
If my son is not performing well, I would not pelt stone on him - this is not the way a Hindustani behaves.
I enjoy doing all kinds of roles, but I don't want to be restricted to comedy alone.
Any role that is well-written, exciting and something that I am comfortable with interests me whether it's comic or tragic. It could be in a film, play or TV.
In theatre, after the curtain rises, it's all about me. I can either elevate myself with my performance or be mediocre.
Before passing a judgement on somebody just give it a thought about what he or she went through.
Comedy or villain, the role does not matter as long as it is challenging.
I believe that people should believe people around them, they should treat each other with kindness.