ETimes got in touch with the ace actor for an exclusive interview where he opened up about the year 2020, lessons he has learnt, things he will miss about this year, and things he is looking forward to in 2021. Excerpts…
Describe 2020 in one sentence.
The year 2020 has been a standstill life-altering year.
If you had to say something to this year, what would it be?
I would like to ask for forgiveness for all our wrongdoings on this planet.
Favourite film of 2020
My favourite film in 2020 would be ‘The platform’, ‘Serious Men’ and of course, ‘Bhonsle’ (I can name my film too, right?)
What is your highest and lowest moment of 2020?
My high this year would be ‘Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari’ releasing in theatres and ‘Bhonsle’ receiving great appreciation from the audience. My lowest would be losing friends, colleagues and my father-in-law this year.
Favourite song of 2020
My favourite song from this year would be ‘Bambai Me Ka Ba’ (Bhojpuri Rap) and ‘Basanti In Kutton Ke Saamne Na Nach’.
Favourite OTT show of 2020
My favourite on the OTT platform would be ‘Zero Zero Zero’, Pataal Lok’ and ‘Scam 1992’.
One food you tried for the first time this year
I tried ‘Rajma’ and ‘Dal’ from the Uttarakhand mountains.
What new did you learn in 2020?
I learnt that excess greed not only kills you but kills the planet too!
Were there any plans that 2020 ruined for you?
All my vacations with the family, shootings, going to the village – all got ruined due to the pandemic. However, I covered up for all this with a lot of readings, watching great content, spending time with my family and learning new recipes.
What did you miss the most in 2020?
I missed living a fearless normal life in 2020.
What are you looking forward to in 2021?
I am really looking forward to shooting all the great projects that I am signed up for.
One film you are looking forward to watching in 2021?
I am looking forward to watching ‘MANK’ in 2021.
If Genie grants you three wishes – what would you ask for?
Firstly, I wish no child should go hungry or education. Secondly, I wish for an atmosphere of peace and trust among all citizens and thirdly abuse and troll-free social media.
One thing that you will miss about 2020.
One thing that I will miss about 2020 is the time it has given me to self analyse and look within, the time with my family, for reading and watching. All this time will be missed in the time to come.