News|December 28, 2011 1:38 pm

Ravi Kishan: Naseeruddin Shah is an Institution

Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan who will be seen sharing big screen with Naseeruddin Shah in Hriday Shetty’s ‘Chaalis Chauraasi’, is so impressed with Naseeeruddin Shah that he says, ‘Naseeruddin Shah is an institution in himself’,

Ravi Kishan said,

Naseer is an institution in himself. He has over two decades of experience in the field of acting and I have learnt a lot from him while shooting for the film. I am completely in awe of him,

He is very honest, humble and completely loyal towards his work. Money is secondary in his life. He is frank, blunt and an unpredictable actor. Working with him was like going back to school and I really enjoyed that,

Ravi has done 160 films in Bhojpuri industry and has recently started films in Bollywood, and is happy that he is getting recognition in B Town,

He said,

The journey has been tough and full of struggle. There were times when I didn’t have any money, but it feels great that I am getting my due now. People have started recognising me and respecting me, I hope this continues in 2012,

Bhojpuri cinema is economically weak compared to Bollywood, but it has helped me train and work hard to carve a niche for myself,

Movies Ravi has done in Bollywood are ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, ‘Phir Hera Pheri’, ‘Well Done Abba’ and ‘Raavan’, and he is well known for his performance in these films,

Ravi said,

I am satisfied with the way my career has shaped up. Working here is relaxing as I don’t have to use much of my brain and stay stress free as opposed to Bhojpuri cinema where I write, I sing and also act,

I have got used to the criticism. Appreciation and criticism are part of the profession, but one has to move on. There were times when there was nobody with me, but now people know me and love me,

Every Fridays I face insecurities as to how people will accept my work, it still gives me jitters.