About Piyush Mishra
Hailing from Gwalior in MP, Shri Piyush Mishra graduated from the National School of Drama in Delhi in 1986. He started his career with Hindi theater in Delhi and in 1990, helped start the theater group Act One, with founder-director N. K. Sharma and stage actors like Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao and Ashish Vidyarthi. He moved to Mumbai in 2002 and over the next decade, he established himself as a theater director, actor, lyricist, and singer. He earned critical acclaim for his roles in Maqbool (2003) and Gangs of Wasseypur (2012).
Me – Hello Piyushji, Thank you so much for sparing the time to speak with me. Please allow me to tell you that I’m a big fan of your work, be it acting, scriptwriting, or your lyrics! So, what’s keeping you busy during these lockdown days?
Me – Ok, now if Piyush Mishra hadn’t been an actor, what would you be?
Me – Must say that’s really focused on your part, in a way you are living your dream…. Which is your favorite role/character on the silver screen and if you were to enact it, what would you do differently?
Me – Oh yeah! That was a brilliant characterization! Ok, which is your favorite movie of all time?
Me – Yeah, that’s very true…Which one do you find more challenging – Theater or Films?
Me – Ok….How important is self-marketing important in Bollywood to establish oneself?
Me – Yes, that’s there….now a rhetorical one….Will we ever see a digitized version of theater?
Me – Right, now for a lighthearted one….Can you tell me any humorous story from your acting career?
Me – That’s good to know. Now for a serious one….How critical is it to have a Godfather in Bollywood?
Me – Yes, I totally agree with you on that. Well, to round it off now….After the lockdown ends, which film/serial will we see you next in?
Any conversation with the multi-talented Piyush Mishra would be incomplete without his poetry, so I leave you with the following lines, which so so resonated with me!
जब बरसी खुशियां, न जाने भीड़ कहां से आ गई’
इंसान खुद की नज़र में सही होना चाहिए,
दुनिया तो भगवान से भी दुखी है।