Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Boman Irani launches ‘Not Like Most Young Girls’ in Mumbai

Jumbo Editorial Team

One of the most talented Bollywood actors, Boman Irani, launched the book titled ‘Not Like Most Young Girls’ in Mumbai, on February 21.

Speaking to the media on the occasion, the 52-year-old Irani rued that celebrities were not given enough credit for their efforts towards social causes despite the fact that they are always the first ones to lend a helping hand.

"I think you don`t give our celebrities enough credit. I think there are very few people in society who give their life and time to causes such as this. Do you find bankers or hoteliers sitting over here? They are not here. There are many celebrities who come for a good cause," he the Bollywood actor observed.

"Whenever there is a catastrophe or a disaster, the first people who come out and raise funds will be people from the film industry. So I think it’s a little unfair to knock my community down," he added.

Boman, who has done films like ‘Munnabhai MBBS’, ‘3 Idiots’ and ‘Well Done Abba’ with social messages, believed that it’s important to induce a generous dose of entertainment into a issue-based film to make it appealing to the audience.

"Entertainment is important otherwise no one will watch it. If there is a film like `3 Idiots`, the backbone of the film is the topic of education. But if we talk only about education without entertainment then no one will watch it," he reckoned.

"The audience is getting the message anyway. It is not possible to portray a book realistically in a film because people watch movies to entertain their families. If we can give a message combined with entertainment, it’s good but then it will never be the same as the book," he explained.

Boman`s next release will be ‘Housefull 2’ and he is also working on ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Nikal Padi’ with Farah Khan.

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