Words matter. These are the best Victor Banerjee Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I grew up in the North-East so identifying with mountain people – their simplicity and honesty – comes naturally to me. I even call myself an honorary Garhwali.
Age isn’t an attraction. Imagination is.
I never watch my own films.
Tamilians, I believe, are the most intelligent people.
The worst thing is that filmmaking is an expensive medium and money corrupts cinema right at the beginning.
As for ‘Jogger’s Park,’ it was refreshing to work with Anant Balani. As a director he’s cool as a cucumber.
With age you tend to become intolerant and it becomes difficult to give your best in trying circumstances.
It was a wonderful childhood. They spoiled me rotten.
Bollywood is a cancer.
Bachchan is the luckiest man on earth. No one knows the nuance of the Hindi language or can incorporate elements from stage on to the Hindi cinema the way he does.
I am drawn more towards Russian films owing to their compelling camera work, because of my own inclination towards cinematography.
Really, I’ve had enough of fame. Now I just want money.
If you are not taught Tagore in school, your association is limited to reciting the National Anthem.
My mortal Guru was my Irish-Christian brother who taught me how to do everything and gave me my moral values. My spiritual Guru are my parents.
My father was a tea planter and I grew up in different parts of Assam as his job took him there.
Both Ram Gopal Varma and Subhash Ghai are great directors and it was a great experience working with them.
Bollywood offers great opportunities to actors who are willing to try out different kinds of roles.
Tagore almost invented the term multiculturalism. It’s good to see it taking form.
I think Rajinikanth is the biggest Indian star. While others do facelifts and wear wigs, he gets paid three times more than any Bollywood star and even gives interviews where he is bald!
I loved Peter Sellers whenever he played an Indian.
I have acted in ‘Unfreedom’ and I know that I will be there in ‘Ayodhya.’
I had the most amazing childhood in the natural surroundings of Assam.
Sometimes I am surprised by the kind of roles that are offered to me.
I can spend a part of every month in Kolkata. The rest of the time I can be in Mussourie.
You know, the last time America sensationalized an actor from India, the man died a poor, miserable soul: He was Sabu, the elephant boy. He came here and was the toast of Hollywood. And he just went back to India and died a pauper.
When Western filmmakers look for an Indian they want him to play a snake charmer, a chauffeur or a peanut vendor.
Make it compulsory that at least four weeks in a year the theaters have to screen local films and let them choose the time. That’s how you have to encourage the industry.
We all mouth the fact that material possessions don’t make you happy but we still pursue them.
Everybody is a film critic today, just like everybody who has a DSLR or a mobile phone is a photographer today. But, a saturation point will come some day.
‘Kalyug’ and ‘A Passage to India’ did get me a lot of recognition and acclamation. But for some reason I stopped getting offers from Bollywood after that.
I am delighted that young filmmakers want me in their films. They have open minds and a fresh take on old attitudes. I derive a lot of energy from them. Most of all, I find their love and respect utterly disarming.
My father was a well-known sportsperson during his time. He brought me up under strict discipline like the ex-Armyman that he was.
Our armed forces, not our parliament of dunces, are our pride. Doubting our armed forces’ integrity and honesty is a disgraceful travesty.
I have to keep the kitchen running, so I can’t stop acting in commercial films.
Street food has always made life and living in Calcutta so much more easy and attractive.
I loved working with Ram Gopal Varma in ‘Bhoot.’ Surprisingly, he remembered my earlier performances and narrated them to me frame by frame when we met for the first time.
‘As The River Flows’ is an important Assamese film with a message for everybody to ponder upon.
I have said a lot of ‘yeses’ to lots of first-time film-makers. Lots, lots, lots. I admire them a lot, I respect them a lot. It is of greatest pride to be working with someone’s first film – like being given a Nobel Prize or an Oscar.
Perhaps it is that great suffering is necessary to produce great art.
I was so happy when grown men cried watching my performance with my screen son Sanjay Suri in ‘My Brother Nikhil.’
I personally think our national anthem is not patriotic enough. There is another poem by Dwijendralal Ray called ‘Dhono Dhanne Pushpe Bhora,’ which is more soul-stirring as a national anthem.
I was born a Hindu, I shall die a Hindu.
It’s one thing to be chosen to play Dr. Aziz, but to play Christ, which is traditionally regarded as a blond and blue-eyed part, was a great thing.
I want to settle down in Mussorie. I’m in love with the Himalaya.