Tuesday, 24 May 2022

‘I am the best housewife’

From dropping his children off to school to indulging in online shopping, Arshad Warsi is enjoying the small joys of life.  The world maybe of the opinion that Arshad Warsi hasn’t got his due but the ever-smiling actor begs to differ. He does seem to be on a perpetual quest to validate himself but this constant effort has not embittered him. He has a unique take on life and cracks you up with his wisecracks every time you meet him. Even today, he smiles and says this is the best phase of his career. “Jolly LLB and Dedh Ishqiya were appreciated by the audience. I am excited because this year four of my films will release. Every film is different from the other. The unconventional attracts me. It has to be a little off from the run-of-the mill stuff.” He goes on to add that apart from Rajkumar Hirani (Munnabhai series), directors like Subhash Kapoor (Jolly LLB) and Abhishek Chaubey (Ishqiya) have been able to extract the best from him. “I like Kabeer Kaushik (Sehar) and Prakash Jha too,” he says.

The actor will soon be seen in the The Legend of Michael Mishra, directed by Manish Jha. Subhash Kapoor’s Guddu Rangeela, where he will be seen opposite Aditi Rao Hydari, is almost complete. He is also doing Fraud Saiyyan, directed by Prakash Jha, where his character has 13 wives. His recent release is Vashu Bhagnani’s Welcome to Karachi, a satire directed by Ashish R Mohan.

Arshad isn’t bothered by the lack of A-list projects. “I am doing everything that I want to do. All my desires have been fulfilled. This is my best phase because now I am spending time with my kids, son Zeke Zidaan (10) and daughter Zene Zoye (7). I am obsessed with my children. I love to chill with them. I don’t know if I am a good husband but I am the best father and the best housewife. I can challenge any homemaker in the world.” He shares, “Once my wife Maria (Goretti) went to London to attend a culinary course. I took care of my kids. In fact, my children are more comfortable with me. When I drop them to school, they reach before time. But when Maria accompanies them, they get late!”

He says with time he’s learnt to count the blessings. “There is no limit to greed. You should remain satisfied. I have more than what I want. I have two Audis, a Volkswagen and one Ferrari. I also have a big bike and a huge house. I work only when the mood takes me. What better life can you have than this? Personally, I have no complaints. I no longer worry about anything.”

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