“I didn’t want to act in the movies …”

Adil Hussain on becoming an actor: “I didn’t want to act in movies, most movies didn’t inspire me” (Photo credit: Instagram / _adilhussain)

Actor Adil Hussain said that before being offered the 2010 hit “Ishqiya”, he never had the desire to enter Bollywood. He admits that he didn’t care much about the films made at the time.

“My first Hindi language film was ‘Ishqiya’. I never went to Bombay to look for work in the movies. I didn’t want to act in movies, most movies didn’t inspire me. I didn’t watch them or I didn’t like them other than a few, ”he told IANS.

The actor recalls that “Ishqyia” director Abhishek Chaubey had to convince him to come aboard.

“When Ishqiya came to see me, Abhishek Chaubey flew from Bombay to Delhi to convince me to star in his film. He asked me why I wasn’t in Bombay, and I said I don’t like movies and why should I be there. So he said it was a very different kind of movie. He told me the story and I loved the story, ”he says.

Hussain says that for him, the story of a film makes all the difference.

“I have no criteria but a basic standard. I grew up with great stories in Assam, stories of great writers. I went to NSD and did plays around the world, some of the greatest playwrights. If I read the script and it sounds trite or one-dimensional, it doesn’t inspire me to take action, even though they pay a lot of money. I make sure that a film has meaning and is close to my heart, I believe in it, it is well written, well woven and the director is able to convey the story he wants to make, ”he says. .

Hussain has been seen in films such as “English Vinglish”, “Life Of Pi” and “Lootera”. Its latest version was “The Illegal”, which was recently posted on OTT.

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