HBD Boman Irani: The man who proved hard work always pays off!
Mumbai: He was suffering from dyslexic and ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and also had lisp. But, he proved that nothing can stop him from achieving his dream and today he has a fan following from all across the world. Yes he is Boman Irani for us.
The man who turned 59 today is one of the most versatile actors of Bollywood.
He faced camera for the first time at the age of 42 breaking all the stereotypes. He made a never-ending space in his fans heart with his iconic performances in Munna Bhai series, 3 idiots, Housefull series, Don and others.
ABOUT HIS SPEECH DEFECT
“When I was a kid, I was very afraid to speak, because I had a speech defect. So because of that, I never spoke, and everyone used to feel very sorry for me. It was always the neighbour’s mum, because she wants her kid to look better than me, she used to call me Bechara Boman. And since that day, I used to be called Bechara Boman. I kept saying, what’s wrong with me? But there’s nothing wrong with me, there’s something wrong with you! Because the moment I came out of my shell, I haven’t shut up since.”
Later, Boman decided to join theatre and said, “My big victory was the day I took the stage for the first time: my voice rang out, all my shyness was gone. This is what theatre, the stage, does for you.”
Irani also worked as a waiter as he could not get any college because of his less marks.
He headed to Hotel Taj to become the best waiter he could be.
After working in plays for many years Vidhu Vinod Chopra spotted him and later he got a break in Munna Bhai MBBS.
And since then he is the rarest of the rare gem B’town has ever found.
Newstrack.com wishes Boman Irani a very Happy Birthday.