Ronit Roy, who turns 51 on Tuesday (October 11), doesn’t believe in celebrating his birthday.
“I am a low-key person. Hence, everything in my life is low-key,” he says.
The Adaalat actor is currently spending time with his family in Goa. “My family gets together [on the occasion], and that’s about it. Last year, when I turned 50, I had kept a mata ki chowki at home, as my daughter (Aador Roy) asked me to. Otherwise, I never celebrate my birthday in a grand way,” says Ronit.
The actor shares his birthday with Amitabh Bachchan. In fact, he is often called Amitabh Bachchan of the small screen. He says, “I consider myself fortunate to be compared with such a legend.”
Yes. I'm quiet nowadays. Cause I say when I have something to say not cause I have to say something. Love ya'll— Ronit Roy (@RonitBoseRoy) September 23, 2016
With a career spanning 24 years, the actor who debuted with the film Jaan Tere Naam (1992; JTN), has had a checkered career. However, Ronit doesn’t “believe in looking back”. He prefers to “go with the flow and think of the future”.
“I think about my family and kids. I don’t get overtly tensed or worried. My life has been full of tough times. Whether it was the time when I was studying in a hostel, or the time I was washing dishes in a hotel, or when I bagged JTN. Although the show became a huge hit, I sat at home for five years without work,” he says.
Ronit adds that he faces “tough situations” even today. “However, I don’t think of them as tough times, but as happenings in my life. I don’t get too happy or sad. Of course, I am a human being, and I have emotions. But, I don’t get overtly affected by things,” he says.
The actor also doesn’t believe in “forcing things” in his life. “I fix the bad and increase the good. That’s what life is all about,” he says.
The actor recently expressed himself on social media. The tweet read, “I’m sensitive and vulnerable. I try and be nice to everyone. But that doesn’t mean that I’m scared of you! So never ever try and twist my arm (sic).”
"Manzil mil hi jaayegi, bhatakte hi sahi, gumrah toh woh hain, Jo ghar se nikle hi nahin"— Ronit Roy (@RonitBoseRoy) August 30, 2016
Ronit explains that though it was a personal matter, he was trying to send out a message. “There is a difference between being weak and being nice. Some people don’t understand that I might be nice, but I am not weak. You may feel bad about it, but you have to cut out those people from your life.”