Jalandhar, June 10 : Enjoying life to the fullest in just one life is not that easy for all. But the Punjab-born celebrated actor Raza Murad has led his life splendidly performing as a corrupt politician, gangster, dishonest policeman and much more on the big screen.
Raza Murad created a distinct place for himself in negative roles in an era when protagonist-based films were a popular in the Indian cinema.
Today, having won million of fans with his acting and voicing skills as showcased in over 300 Hindi films, he cannot complain of not having made the best of his times after having undergone his share of hardship when he started his career.
Prem Rog, Ram Teri Ganga Maili and Heena, were some of the popular films which helped him rise to fame and be recognized as an actor with a difference on big screen.
Raza says: " In 1971, I completed my professional training from Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). My first brush with stardom came with the film Ek Nazar' starring Amitabh Bachachan and Jaya Bhaduri and directed by B. R. Ishaara. Though my work in the film was admired, the film flopped and my struggle had to continue."
"Positive roles didn't suit my personality. And, whenever I acted as a villain, I came out on top. My personality lends to negative roles, and that's why I am given villain's roles in films," Raza said.
Asked about his message to youngsters and others in the present day society, Raza said:
"I believe one should not forget one's roots - parents, relatives, friends, ancestors, nation and the State. No matter how tall a tree, it will not bear fruit until its roots are strong. Whatever my parents taught me during my early years I still follow them." By Karan Kapoor