Actor Arshad Warsi, known for his comic timing, says he chose to stay away from adult comedies as he doesn’t like “porn kind of comedy”.
Is it a conscious decision to stay away from adult comedies?
“Yes, absolutely. I consciously stay away from adult comedies. I do not like double meaning, ‘x’ rated, porn kind of comedy. I have nothing against people who do it,” said Arshad.
“When I saw ‘Grand Masti’… Indu ji (Indra Kumar) showed it to me. I told him: ‘Your film is a super hit, but I can’t be doing it no matter how big it can be. I can’t be part of it’,” he added.
The actor has his “personal reasons”.
“Today, you have internet. I don’t want my kids to ever Google me and see me doing something like that. It’s just that. Money is not everything. A bit of self-respect means a lot to me,” he said.
Is he scared of losing his family audiences?
He said: “If I would have my audience, I would have been a big star by now. But I am not. It’s not that I have some great audience.”