Bollywood actor Boman Irani entertained the audience at IFFI 2010 on Wednesday at his masterclass on evolution of comedy in Hindi films.
Speaking about his childhood, Irani said, “When I was a child, I couldn’t speak properly. My mother then sent me to a voice trainer who helped me get rid of my fear and gain confidence”, adding that fear is one problem which can ruin everything.
Irani narrated anecdotes about his life which revealed that he worked as a waiter at Hotel Taj Mahal and thereafter ran the family business of wafers.
Irani said that his creative life began as a photographer. Later he acted in the musical drama Roshni, choreographed by Arshad Warsi. He also acted in the play I Am Not Bajirao and then in Mahatma Versus Gandhi. Irani made his film acting debut at the age of 40 with the film Munnabhai MBBS.
Irani said that he would love to dabble into script writing one day. “I want to write a good screen play. It is my dream but I don’t know when I will be able to,” he added.
The actor would be next seen in Mirch, Game (with Abhishekh Bachchan), Banda Yeh Bindaas Hai, Short Term Shaadi, Don 2 and Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s Farari ki Sawari.