The noted Indian film, television and stage actor Aanjjan Srivastav celebrated his 72nd birthday with his close IPTA friends and select media persons on the 2nd of June.
Playing a perfect host at the close gathering, Aanjjan Srivastav’s wife Madhu, two daughters, his son and son-in-law made the evening memorable for the ‘Birthday Boy’ who mentioned that he is still hungry for meaty roles in films.
“I am open to do any role that gives me personal satisfaction whether it be in films, TV Serials, Theatre and even the new age OTT platforms. The sole criteria is to do meaningful roles,” he mentioned adding, “I wish to do more negative shades which I haven’t tapped so long.”
As Aanjjan is associated with Indian People’s Theatre Association (IPTA) in Mumbai of which he remained Vice-President for several years, several of the IPTA personalities like M S Sathyu, Rakesh Bedi and Kanwaljeet Singh and others were present.
Aanjjan Srivastav is also known as a character actor in Marathi and Hindi films, most notably, Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay! Among other notable films he has done, he stands out for his performance in Mississippi Masala and Bollywood films like Gol Maal, Bemisal, Khuda Gawah, Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa and Pukar.
Having made a mark as the quintessential “common man” in the TV series ‘Wagle Ki Duniya’ (1988–90) and then in ‘Wagle Ki Nayi Duniya’ Aanjjan Srivastav has acted in more than 180 films spanning his acting career of more than 40 years and over 40 plays, many of them jubilee hits, including Bakri, Moteram Ka Satyagrah, Shatranj Ke Mohre, Ek Aur Dronacharya and Chakkar Pe Chakkar.
FilmyTown is eagerly looking towards seeing Aanjjan Srivastav in the role of a Mafia Don… or something new from him in the negative shades. (In the pic – Aanjjan Srivastav celebrates along with his IPTA colleagues and friends)