Back in the 80’s and in the early 90’s every single film that bollywood produced had to have Johnny Lever, literally no film would be complete without him. So then why is it that he’s no longer that busy in bollywood and is seen only in very few movies? Johnny Lever has a very interesting reason for this.
Apparently with him working so hard and coming home late everyday, there came a stage in his life when his kids did not recognize him, he says! “It is true that I did a lot of films in the 1990′s and getting my dates was difficult. But all that changed when I saw my kids looking at me with suspicion every night. I used to leave early for shoots and come back late in the night and my kids started thinking as to who is this man who keeps entering our mother’s bedroom every night and then leaves all hustle-bustle in the morning. So I decided to give more dates at home and less on sets” said Johnny Lever on a light note.
And now he wants to make a comeback as he decided that he’s had enough rest by now, “After about a decade of doing less films, my family also got bored of seeing me at home. My wife jokingly said one day, ki muft ki rotiya todna band karo aur kaam karo (stop eating free lunches and start getting some work). So that is how I decided to come back again and once again, I am starting to do more work. But now I try and keep a balance between work and home so that my kids never again look at me with suspicion” was what he said, on it.