For many actors carving out a solo career in Bollywood is the path they would take, in the hope to be the next legend or superstar in the making. But not for Arshad Warsi, who prefers to be a part of an ensemble cast instead.
Reported in the Hindustan Times, Warsi explains how after doing ‘Jolly LLB’ (2013), he disliked the fact he was only then offered solo films. “If you look at other actors, they want to do solo films. I think that you are not confident of yourself if you are constantly trying that. When you are doing an ensemble film, you should do your job and be happy that you are in the same frame with another fabulous actor,” said the ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ (2005) actor.
Warsi went on to share what he feels are the cons of doing solo films. “The fact of the matter is that when you do a solo film and it becomes a hit, you will only get solo offers . I did Jolly LLB and started getting only solo film offers. I never wanted that and I never cared about it. For me, a sorted film, a nice director and producer is what matters and I am absolutely fine with having a lot of actors coming together in the film,” he says.
Warsi will be seen again in the next instalment of the ‘Golmaal’ franchise in ‘Golmaal Again’ which is out later this year and then in 2018 he’ll be reunited with Sanjay Dutt for ‘Munnabhai 3’.