Veteran Bollywood actor Lilliput, who has been entertaining us over the years with his impeccable comic timing, has opened up about his stance about Bollywood. He was recently seen in Sanjay Mishra’s Kaamyaab and he feels the actor deserves a National Award for his performance.
In a recent conversation, he also opened up about how he never understood about working style of Bollywood as an industry. He has always been a no-nonsense actor and never got in any controversy.
In a chat with Mumbai Mirror, he said, “Sanjay has outdone himself and should win National Award, Filmfare Award, all the awards for this one. I didn’t perform well. There was no scene that required performing. Some people told me it was nice but I kept wondering what was so great about it.”
On being the no-nonsense actor, he said: “On the sets, I would only be concerned with giving the required shot to the best of my ability and making sure to not create glitches. I thought that was enough. But people seek company and acceptance; they want others to laugh at their bad jokes (chuckles). It never occurred to me to do that.”
On his relationship with mega-stars back then, he said “Dharam ji (Dharmendra) and Amit ji (Amitabh Bachchan) were two such people. But I had so much respect for them, I could never talk to them on their level. My respect transcended the normal, which led to misunderstandings. You think of them as gods, and they think of you as arrogant. It was up to me to clear the air, and I didn’t do it.”