Piyush Mishra on e-Sahitya AajTak: There’s depression, but I’m not accepting defeat against coronavirusPage Visited: 19
Acclaimed writer and actor Piyush Mishra is finding it hard to write in lockdown. But this is not making the actor to sit idle. He says that he is writing despite every obstacle and he will come with something once the lockdown over.
During a session on e-Sahitya AajTak on May 24, the veteran actor talked about how he is spending time in lockdown, his writing and how he can relate with youngsters more.
In solitude artists work better, but I can’t. There’s a difference between solitude and prison. This is prison. I’m trying to write, but I’m not able to do that. What I’m thinking, I’m not able to convert it into words. There’s depression when it comes to mind. But we are not going to accept the defeat. I’ll do something or the other, I will keep writing and there will be some advantage of this lockdown.
I didn’t require heartbreak or a girl leaving me. The incentive for writing for me is my will and need to write. And yes money is also one of the incentives. Love in my writing doesn’t mean love with a girl, but other things as well. Love is there just for support, things that come after it matter more.
About planning things in life
I have never planned my life. It just happened on its own. I was not doing anything in Gwalior and a friend of mine asked me to fill the form for NSD. He told me I was not doing anythhing anyway. I filled the form, got selected. I joined different theatre groups and came to Mumbai. And then life moved on.
About Leftist ideology
I was a Leftist once, but I’m fed up of leftist ideology. It has done wrong to me. I find the ideology wrong. Saying the truth doesn’t belong to the leftist ideology alone. I don’t need to feel the danger of being politically incorrect because I never intend to harm anyone.
About generation gap and how every generation can relate to Piyush Mishra
I think the mental capability of youngsters between 20 to 25 years is great. I love talking to youngsters. I find them extremely interesting. If they can understand Gulaal (Anurag Kashyap’s film), I feel they are extremely mature. I write in colloquial language. I write in the manner people can understand. I can’t understand many acclaimed writers in different writers, but when I write I use the words used in day-to-day language. That’s why the young generation can relate with me.
I relate to the children of many of my friends than my friends themselves. I can talk to them because I listen to them. I’m a good listener. They like it that I listen to them and don’t preach and try to teach them anything.