I've been fortunate!
 
    I worked with cinema legends like Raj Kapoor and Satyajit Ray. How privileged I was that these two great
film-makers chose to cast me in their films! One in mainstream commercial cinema - and the other in art
cinema! And both at the same time!
    An actor couldn't ask for more!
 
There were other auteur extraordinaires like Mrinal Sen, Subhash Ghai, Ramesh Sippy, Conrad Rooks
many more..who elevated my experiences as an actor..
 
But its also true I was here before my
time. I was too westernized then, and
Bollywood was not what it is today.
I craved for bound scripts...
  Wished films could be made at one
stretch...
I yearned for more professionalism.
For punctuality.
I was desperate for make-up vans in
MERA NAAM JOKER (1970)
Read 'The Raj Kapoor I Knew'?
the outdoors (how did we managed without them!?) SIDDHARTHA (1972)
Read about Siddhartha
 
I longed to share my work arena with people I could vibe with. ITS ALL HERE NOW!
I acted in over 50 films...
(can't even remember them all!)
I won hundreds of awards...
(nowhere to keep all of them!)
And yet...
 
After all these years...and films..

Just a handful remain -
DAYS & NIGHTS IN A FOREST (1970)
Read about Satyajit Ray
MY FAVOURITES... PADATIK (1973)
Read about Mrinal Sen
 
 
  KARZ (1980)
Read about the Karz Experience
 
 
 
 
 
 
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