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Actor-Singer Piyush Mishra Says Cinema Is Not My Passion…

Piyush Mishra opens up on his disappearance from Bollywood as a lyricist.

Actor Piyush Mishra is playing the annoying patriarch in the latest release web series ‘Salt City.’ Streaming on Sony Liv, Salt City also stars Mirzapur fame, Divyendu Sharma. Piyush Mishra is an Indian film and theatre actor, he is also a poet, music director, lyricist, singer, and scriptwriter. The veteran actor has delivered noteworthy acting in films like Happy Bhag Jaayegi and Pink and in the web series Illegal and ‘Matsya Kaand’.

The actor who is also a lyricist and singer opened up about his singing career in a recent interview. Piyush revealed that he has been extremely picky when it comes to choosing acting gigs in Bollywood. He also mentioned that theatre and his band are his priority and Cinema was never his passion. He explained: “I’m earning well, I’m well settled, keeping my friends and family happy. Currently, I’m doing only the things that I want to do – that are theatre and my band. Cinema se ubb nahi chuka hoon (but) cinema kabhi mera passion nahi bana, bas occupation bana. Live shows are my passion. Cinema is an occupation – paison ka zariya hain.”

Mishra revealed the reason behind not writing songs for Bollywood anymore. He said: “Several songs of mine cannot be used in films, because they (the makers) get very awkward. Wo kehte hain, aap ye kaise gaane likhte hain. So I use them in my band’s songs. These are experimental songs and most of my lyrics are unconventional. Only someone as brave as Anurag Kashyap can use these songs. Kisi aur mein himmat nahi hain, mere gaane istamal karne ki.”

He further added, magnifying his point, “Jis tarah se Bollywood mujhse likhwana chahta hain, main uss tareeke se likh nahi sakta. Others want item songs with gudgudi, sexual touch and love in it. Mujhe wo likhne mein aitraaz nahi hain, bas wo hi likhna mumkin nahi hain.”

The last song Piyush Mishra wrote as a lyricist for a Hindi film was in 2017 with Dakxin Chhara’s Sameer. It’s been six years now since Mishra has not penned any song for a Hindi film. However, he continued to act in films and web series. He was last seen in the web series Illegal playing the pivotal role of Janardhan Jaitley. Piyush’s other recently released web series is ‘Salt City’ streams on SonyLIV from June 16. The family drama is directed by Rishabh Anupam Sahay and produced by Applause Entertainment and Sunshine Productions.

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