Arshad Warsi opens up on his ‘difficult’ childhood: Fought my way through life

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Mumbai, Jan 20 (IANS) Actor Arshad Warsi reminisced about the constant relocation of house during his childhood days, and the adversity of losing his parents at a young age, saying it wasn’t an easy life for him.

Arshad, who is currently seen as the judge on the show ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’, was born in Mumbai, to musician Ahmed Ali Khan. He did his schooling at a boarding school in Maharashtra’s Nashik.

He was orphaned at a very young age, and struggled for a living in Mumbai during his early days.

Recalling his journey, Arshad said: “Our situation was quite strange. There was a phase when I used to go to boarding school, and when I returned, we would shift from that house. I was very young, around 10-12 years old. I didn’t know what was happening.”

The actor got emotional after seeing the performance of wrestler Sangeeta Phogat on the song ‘Jo Bheji Thi Duaa’.

The performance conveyed a powerful message shedding light on the plight of construction workers who tirelessly build homes for others but find themselves without a home of their own.

“We were always told stories that there was some renovation going on there, and we would stay here for a few days, then go back. I would go back and forth, and each time the house would get smaller. It was basically a cycle of difficulties that didn’t seem to end. Then, my parents passed away when I was very young, around 16-17 years old,” said the ‘Munna Bhai M.B.B.S’ fame actor.

Arshad added: “I brought myself up, connecting the dots and fighting my way through life. It wasn’t an easy life. And you know what, I look at life from a different perspective. If my life had been easy, I wouldn’t have enjoyed it.”

‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ airs on Sony.



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