Paresh Rawal, a self-made actor, wants his sons to learn the ropes and find a place for themselves in filmdom. He has no plans to launch them.
His eldest son is being mentored by Naseeruddin Shah, said Paresh and added: “My second son is into screenplay… he is into writing.”
“I never had any launching pad. I can give them advice, but if you think I will invest Rs.10 to Rs.15 crore and launch my kids, then I will not do that. Besides I don’t even have that much money,” he said.
“Let them struggle and find their own way,” added the actor who entered filmdom in the early 1980s and found a foothold after his hair-raising performance as a ruthless smuggler in ‘Naam’.
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In his over three-decade career, he has played all kind of roles – from villainous to character to comedy.
One of his recent noteworthy performances was in ‘Special 26’. He also impressed in ‘OMG – Oh My God!’.
Paresh’s next is ‘Raja Natwarlal’, coming out Friday, and he said: “It’s a believable film and we have worked a lot on the script. I have worked with Emraan earlier and he is an underrated actor. He is extremely hardworking.”