Sharp, witty and honesty that’s spot-on lethal. There’s something about the vices of Piyush Mishra, just like his poetry, that draws us to his work and his being. Each time he speaks, his eyes seer into the distance, perhaps somewhere seeking solace, invoking both discomfort and calm.
His interviews often describe him as ‘a recluse,’ ‘a man who doesn’t easily mince words,’ someone who’s ‘brutally honest,’ all of which is true and the reason for our intrigue about him. Let’s get to know this genius:
He attended Carmel Convent School, Gwalior, which according to him was the ‘wrong school.’
wordpress.com It was here that he was drawn to fine arts such as singing, painting and acting.
“Zinda ho haan tum koi shak nahin, saans lete hue dekha maine bhi hain
Haath aur pairon aur jism ko harqatey khoob dete huey dekha maine bhi hain
Ab bhale hi yeh kartey huey honth tum dard sehtey huey sakht see lete ho
Ab hain bhi kya kum tumhaarey liye, khoob apni samajh mein toh jee lete ho”
This was the most poetic and destructive phase of his life, marked by 24 hours work, alcohol and women.
With contemporaries like director NK Sharma, Manoj Bajpai, Gajraj Rao and Ashish Vidyarthi.
Piyush never made an effort and Sooraj Barjatya signed Salman Khan.
He also worked in Shyam Benegal’s “Bharat Ek Khoj” and appeared in a horror TV serials, “Kile Ka Rahasya”
Rising from a morally weak past, he has emerged as an example of self-transformation.
He’s gone on air and has often reiterated in the media as being “ganda” and “neech.” Now, let the dead past burry its dead; he’s done everything to swap this image. In 2010 he attended a course of Vipassana in Igatpuri.
The song from the movie “Black Friday” is perhaps the most popular Indian Ocean song till date.
He composed the music in 8 days and won the Startdust Award for “Standout Performance by Music Director: Gulaal”
Anurag Kashyap, he says is a “Bad Habit.”
The most famous of which is “Saj Gaye Lute hue sajinda jaise behte hai… aur yaar gaye magar hum besharam zinda jaise behte hain”