Actor Rahul Bose has confessed that sports is his passion and an inseparable part of his life. The 44-year-old has been a member of India’s International Rugby team for 11 years and is an indulgent sportsman since the age of four.
“I have an actor’s heart and a sportsman’s soul. I love to play as it is my passion, but I act to make a living,” says Bose who has been associated with various causes, including NDTV’s Marks for Sports Campaign, which talks about incorporating sports in school curriculums.
“I think it’s high time, as playing a sport makes you learn how to excel, it enhances your power of concentration, your ability to deal with pressure and much more. In India, we need to recognise the importance of playing a sport and get rid of narrow competitive standards. Sports has taught me more than my parents, and made me who I am,” he says.
Moving on to his second love, acting, he adds, “I will start directing my second film from August this year. It will be a screen adaptation of Pakistani author, Mohsin Hamid’s debut novel, Moth Smoke.”
Bose is set to play a negative character in actor-director Kamal Haasan’s upcoming film, Vishwaroopam and he also stars in Deepa Mehta’s Midnight’s Children.
I have an actor’s heart and a sportsman’s soul. In my free time, I love to play as it is my passion but I act to make a living.I will start directing my second film from August, which is an adaptation of Pakistani author Mohsin Hamid’s novel, Moth Smoke.In India, we need to recognise the importance of playing a sport and get rid of narrow competitive standards.