Paresh Rawal became very famous in the role of ‘Babu Bhai’ (File photo)
Legendary actor Paresh Rawal has done excellent work in many films with filmmaker Priyadarshan, but he is best remembered for his popular character ‘Babu Bhai’ played in ‘Hera Pheri’ Huh.
New Delhi Paresh Rawal has played many extraordinary roles in his career. However, today he is remembered for his popular character Baburao Ganpatrao Apte aka Babu Bhai played in ‘Hera Pheri’. All this happened because the filmmaker Priyadarshan conceived this role for him. In a recent conversation, the film maker praised Paresh Rawal and also spoke on his popular role ‘Babu Bhai’ played on screen.
On May 30, on the occasion of Paresh Rawal’s birthday, etimes spoke to Priyadarshan. When the director was asked about Babu Bhai’s role, he said, “I had gone to see a couple of his plays and then I came to know about his range. The day I saw Paresh Rawal on stage, I had never seen him in films. In those days he used to play the role of a small villain. When I was about to make ‘Hera Pheri’, there was only Utpal Dutt in my mind for the role of Babu Bhai, but he did not last. I was looking for a person who could play such a role. As soon as I saw Paresh’s play, I became convinced that I had found my ‘Babu Bhai’. I called him the next day and told the story.
He further explains, he told me that he does not care for a single penny, because the character has already come in his mind. Paresh has played better roles than I imagined. The role of ‘Babu Bhai’ changed his life completely. I also worked with him in other films like ‘Malamal Weekly’, ‘Chupke Chupke’, ‘Hungama’. Every time I saw a different Paresh Rawal among them.