Rimi Sen looks back at his well-known films, why he thinks he’s got furniture roles, getting caught up in comedy, and his comeback plans.
Rimi Sen made his appearance as a producer with Budhia Singh in 2016. (Photo: Rimi Sen / Instagram)Rimi Sen is looking forward to returning but is not looking forward to the job. “When I come back today, I will do it out of curiosity and there will be an unforgettable experience that I did not have at the time,” said the actor who chose to retire after being part of a number of acclaimed films in the early 2000’s.
Rimi has been in an exclusive interview with indiananepress.com, in which he looked back on Bollywood in the same way, explained in detail why he believed he did not fight hard enough, and shared how he reviews his movies today.
I never craved attention or admired glamor. I’m a simple person and I didn’t always want to be in front of the camera. Even at school, no one knew my name. I was like a back bencher. I just feel uncomfortable just being ignored.
But you need to be seen today. How comfortable are you in your social life?
At the time, I was not even a teenager. I was young, aggressive, had a lot of work to do, and often traveled with a flow. I was only there for the money. It was something mechanically done to me. I was not even a graduate so it was difficult for me to even get a job. All I knew was that it worked and this type of job was my choice.
Rimi Sen has been particularly prominent in Dhoom and Dhoom 2.He has worked with major stars in films such as Hungama, Baghban, Dhoom, Phir Hera Pheri and Golmaal. Did these films give you what you expected or deserved?
I feel like I didn’t even deserve to get what I got. I’ve made a lot of music videos. I did business with Aamir Khan. Then I signed Hungama. So it all came to a head for me. But I could only find comedy films. I made Dhoom, Phir Hera Pheri, Hungama, Golmaal and I had a piece of furniture for them all.
So that option eventually got me hooked. I feel that if I had fought for another 3-4 years, I might have succeeded. My only mistake was the inability to wait and I didn’t let go of the fight. If I had, I would work with more directors and the situation would change. Now when I watch my movies after ten years, I see what I have accomplished? Nothing.
When I signed that show, I thought it was a useless show where everyone made a shout out and fought for coffee for three months. I was making good money, so I agreed to make it. It was like a paid vacation. But when I walked into that house, I saw how they played with your psychology. That is not shown to anyone. All you see is jobs and people talking badly. I’m not fighting because that’s not the solution for me.
And when they harass you with jobs at 3 p.m., with food restrictions, the negative side of anyone will be exposed. It was like a refreshment for me, when all I had to do was meditate and wash the dishes. That show is very helpful in finding you. Bigg Boss gave me maturity.
The makers told him they had invested a lot of money in me and I wasted everything. I’m not giving anything, I’m calm, so he has to do something. That’s why Salman kept encouraging me but he knew what kind of person I was. In three months, I talked to her for 30 minutes and that was just fun. And there were so many great characters that I was afraid of. I kept smiling.