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Paresh Rawal: Parliament experience enriches my acting.

Summary: The 'Guest Iin London' star says there's a dearth of good writers in India


Veteran actor and politician Paresh Rawal says his experience at the Indian Parliament helps him enrich his acting skills.

"I have had a meaningful journey [in showbiz]. 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," said Rawal, while promoting his new film Guest Iin London.

Rawal, who is a member of the Lok Sabha, elected on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, says that there is a "big dearth of writers" in Bollywood.

"Comedy is not easy to write. When one thing becomes a hit, then carrying it forward is harder. To make anything successful, you need a good writer. Here we have a big dearth of writers. People don't think new concepts," he said.

The 67-year-old, who has appeared in various films with National Award-winner Akshay Kumar, says he is waiting for the right script to work with him again.

"Akshay has changed himself with the type of roles he is doing - like Toilet: Ek Prem Katha and Rustom. He doesn't want to fit himself into a particular image - that's very good for an actor," said Rawal.

"We didn't get the right script [to work together again]. In OMG - Oh My God!, we both got to play good characters. I was supposed to do Jolly LLB 2, but something went wrong and it didn't happen. Let's wait until something good comes," he added.

In Guest Iin London, Rawal will be seen sharing screen space with Kartik Aaryan and Kriti Kharbanda.

Talking about the young generation of actors, Rawal said: "There's a lot to learn from this young generation. They are focused, career-oriented and they are bubbling with new ideas, and never ever take things for granted."

"After staying in the industry for a long time, you feel that you know everything - these things are not there when you work with new people. I was in a win-win situation while working with them," he added.

Guest Iin London is now playing in UAE theatres.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Date:Jul 6, 2017
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