Comedian Rajpal Yadav is a wiser man today than he was a few months ago. In an incident that sent shockwaves in the industry, Rajpal Yadav had been sentenced to three months in prison by the Delhi High Court in November 2018 for non-repayment of a loan of INR 5 Crore his company took to produce a film in 2010.
He has now been released and the actor says he has learnt a valuable lesson. As per a report in IANS, Rajpal Yadav admits that he is healed, happy and ready to start shooting all over again. “I will soon start the shoot of the film Time To Dance (alongside Sooraj Pancholi and Isabelle Kaif). We shot the film abroad. A small part of it remains. We will finish that. It could have been completed before but I am really thankful to the producers and directors who waited for me to come back. That apart, I am also wrapping up Jaako Raakhe Saaiyan. I am also in talks to work with David Dhawan and Priyadarshan. I can’t wait to go back on a film set now,” the actor was quoted as saying.
He also seems to have taken a philosophical approach to his ordeal. “I think the law is equal for everyone and no one is immune from the law of the nation or the legal system. So I followed the court’s decision as a law abiding citizen,” Rajpal said. “I think I trusted a few people who later misused it. But I do not want to comment much on that. I want to move forward as I know life has a lot to offer,” he added.
Rajpal Yadav was lodged at Tihar Jail, and there was news that he had also performed during a cultural programme held for prison inmates. “There was a lot of discipline that we all had to follow. But I always tried to engage my mind with something or the other. I used to interact with the fellow prisoners during recreation activity; I used to conduct an interactive session that we named ‘Rajpal Ki Paathshala’.
“I gave a motivational speeches. Did exercise in the morning. We had access to the library and I used to sit there and read,” he said talking about his time in prison.
Rajpal Yadav is known for playing some interesting characters in films like Kal Ho Naa Ho, Waqt: The Race Against Time, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Partner, Bhagam Bhag and Judwaa 2 among several others. He has shared screen space with actors including Amitabh Bachchan, Akshay Kumar, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Govinda and Varun Dhawan in the past.