Says Madhur, "I suddenly realized I needed someone to play the sutradhar, to bring the characters and story together. And I wanted a voiceover that is new to the audiences' ears. I thought of Pareshji. Ironically, we have worked only once together as director and actor in Aan, a film that I am not too proud of."
Paresh's voice is a last-minute addition to Dil To Baccha Hai Ji. It was felt that the characters and their motivations needed some amount of explanation. Madhur rushed to Paresh who sportingly agreed.
Says the actor, "We all need to do these things once in a while. When Madhur asked me I readily agreed. He is not only a fine filmmaker but a good human being as well."
Like his peer and illustrious senior Naseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal has seriously cut down on the quantity of his work, to concentrate on theatre in 2011.
Says Paresh, "I'm not very happy with the quality of roles being offered to me. So I am focusing on theatre. I am doing a satire on insurance companies called 'Kishen Aur Kanhaiya'. As far as films are concerned I've only one release this year, Anees Bazmee's Ready."
Paresh is disillusioned by the way his more meritorious films are being marketed these days. "I did a really good film Road To Sangam last year. The producer was new and my efforts went to waste. I am now looking at good work in commercial films. I am on the verge of signing two films with one of my favourite directors Priyadarshan."