Aziz Ansari writes a touching post about his mom & dad following ‘Master of None’ November 13, 2015 – Posted in: General, Thoughts, Uncategorized – Tags: aziz ansari, master of none, modern romance, netflix, parents
Keep the tissues ready: A. Ansari has some recommendation for his fans.
For the Netflix series Master of None, the comic cast his real-life mother and father, Shoukath and Fatima Ansari, and while his father was “very enthusiastic” in regards to the venture, Ansari revealed on Wednesday that he was even happier with the result.
“Tonight after we did Colbert together,” Ansari wrote, “he mentioned: ‘That is all enjoyable and I liked performing in the show, however I actually just did it so I might spend extra time with you.’ I almost immediately collapsed into tears at the thought of how much this individual cares about me and took care of me and gave me every thing to give me the wonderful life I have.”
Ansari opened up about how he felt like a “complete piece of rubbish” for not visiting them in South Carolina as much as he could have. However, with the assistance of the show, their bond has improved.
“I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the Parents episode of our show,” he wrote. “What’s unusual is doing that episode and working with my dad and mom has elevated the quality of my relationship to my parents IN MY REAL LIFE. In actuality, I haven’t always had one of the best, most open relationship with my parents because we’re weirdly closed off emotionally sometimes. However we’re getting better.”
And Ansari had some words of wisdom to share with followers who may not have the strongest family ties:
“And in case you have something like that with your family – I urge you to work at it and get better because these are special folks in your life and I get terrified when my dad tells me about pals of his, individuals close to his age, who are having severe health points, etc. Take pleasure in and love these people whilst you can.”
Read the complete passage below from his Instagram:
My dad took off most of his vacation time for the year to act in Master of None. So I’m really relieved this all worked out. Tonight after we did Colbert together he said: “This is all fun and I liked acting in the show, but I really just did it so I could spend more time with you.” I almost instantly collapsed into tears at the thought of how much this person cares about me and took care of me and gave me everything to give me the amazing life I have. I felt like a total piece of garbage for all the times I haven’t visited my parents and told them I wanted to stay in New York cause I’d get bored in SC. I’m an incredibly lucky person and many of you are as well. Not to beat a dead horse here and sorry if this is cheesy or too sentimental but if your parents are good to you too, just go do something nice for them. I bet they care and love you more than you realize. I’ve been overwhelmed by the response to the Parents episode of our show. What’s strange is doing that episode and working with my parents has increased the quality of my relationship to my parents IN MY REAL LIFE. In reality, I haven’t always had the best, most open relationship with my parents because we are weirdly closed off emotionally sometimes. But we are getting better. And if you have something like that with your family – I urge you to work at it and get better because these are special people in your life and I get terrified when my dad tells me about friends of his, people close to his age, that are having serious health issues, etc. Enjoy and love these people while you can. Anyway, this show and my experiences with my parents while working on it have been very important in many ways and I thank for you the part you all have played in it.