[dropcap]B[/dropcap]oman Irani has managed to maintain great relations with everyone in the industry from actors to directors to producers. And the secret behind his friendship with one and all is his habit of expecting nothing from anyone in return. The actor never expects his director and producer friends to cast him in their films because he is friends with them.
Talking to Dainik Bhaskar, Boman said, “If I say I am your friend because I expect you to cast me in your next movie then I am not being your true friend. I am your friend because I like hanging out with you. If you don’t cast me in a movie, I will not be disappointed. The only expectation I have in friendship if I show you love, you will have to return it in some measure. Other than that, I expect nothing from anyone in this industry.”
Boman who started his career a tad late when he was 44 years old doesn’t feel that he is senior enough yet as there is a lot of work left to be done. He also feels the fun part of his journey is him having enjoyed it to the fullest.
“The glorious part of my journey is that it is my journey and I have enjoyed it. That is the fun part,” said Boman.
While most roles Boman has essayed in films have received great love and admiration from audience, the actor says he never expects adulation from his fans.
“I revel in the adulation that I receive from my admirers. I don’t look forward to adulation but only revel in it. I don’t look forward to it because it could lead to disapointment.”
When asked if actors doing comic roles get their due in the industry, Boman said, “I don’t care about due. My job is to get on sets and do my part with utmost sincerity. In that sense, I have been getting my due. I have got love, adulation and awards.”
While the world awaits Raju Hirani to annouce the third part of Munnabhai, Boman is not sure if he will be part of the film or not.
“I hear from media that Raju wants to make part 3. I don’t know if I will be in it. People sometimes assume I will be. But I am not expecting anything. If tomorrow Raju says there is no role for me, it won’t be the end of our friendship,” said Boman.