Very few actors have the knack of making the audience weep with laughter, and the versatile Paresh Rawal makes this happen with almost every character he plays. He was perceived as a character artist during the initial years of his career and played only supporting and negative roles during the first decade. After the cult classic film Hera Pheri (2000), he has become a name synonymous with comedy and is the most sought-after for his impeccable comic timing.
The National Award winner who is also an MP has not only made his characters memorable but has also infused life into all of them, be it Manilal in Awara Paagal Deewana or the atheist Kanjibhai in OMG: Oh My God. Today, as the actor turns 66, let’s look at some of the funniest moments from his films, that had everyone rolling on the floor, laughing:
When Baburao pulled a bucket full of water from the swimming pool.
When Manilal doesn’t want to buy a chhatri.
When Baburao couldn’t understand Mandarin.
When Baburao didn’t know why they sat next to a tree.
When Deviprasad ate all the fish.
When the question mark on his forehead said it all.
When Dr. Ghunghroo is fooled by Uday.
When you’re done laughing, take a deep breath, make sure you’re well and alive, and wish the living legend a very Happy Birthday.