Arshad Warsi is on fire these days with the humongous success of his digital debut Asur. While it is an age-old concept that celebrities are the most powerful source of social influence, the Golmaal actor chooses to differ. He feels that it is our nation’s politicians who wield the most influence on society.
Validating his thought, Arshad gives an example saying, “Via Janata Curfew, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had asked people to come to their balconies and clap to pay tributes to the healthcare workers, police force and other essential service providers working tirelessly as India fights the coronavirus pandemic.”
Arshad does not mince words when he says to PTI that people tend to listen to political leaders as compared to silver screen actors. Warsi further said, “It is important for an actor to be a role model, as much as possible, and I must say that they are. Most of the actors and including myself, we urged everyone not to come out and start celebrating after the Janata Curfew was over. But unfortunately, that’s exactly what everyone did. The fact is people don’t listen to actors, they listen to politicians. More than actors, it is the politicians who need to be role models.”
While a lot of his contemporaries are talking about the challenges of staying at home, ‘Circuit’ says that he absolutely loves being at home. “All my friends know that this is how I spend most of my time in isolation. I like to work and I like to stay home. I don’t overburden myself with work and I barely socialize. I love being home with my family.”
On the professional front, Voot’s Asur has been lauded by audiences and critics alike for its gripping storyline and stellar performances by Arshad Warsi, Barun Sobti and Riddhi Dogra among others.