He is just five years old in the film industry but actor Saqib Saleem has his eyes set on stardom and although his choice of films have not been outrightly commercial, he wishes for commercial success.
“I want commercial success. I want to be the biggest superstar Indians have ever seen. However, I have my own way of doing that. I want that if people look at my films even after 10 years, they should know that I wasn’t part of any rat race and that my choices have been good,” says Saleem.
The actor has been part of critically acclaimed films such as Bombay Talkies (2013) and Hawaa Hawaai(2014). And though many feel that he is inclined towards only art house cinema, the actor doesn’t think so.
“I have grown up on commercial cinema. I am commercial boy but I like to do a variety of films. I don’t categorise myself into commercial cinema or serious cinema. I read the script and if it gives me that kind of kick, I just take it up,” says the actor, who was recently seen in Dishoom.
Does he consider himself a method actor? “I have no method. It is called acting for a reason. I want to feel every action I portray. I know that many actors lock themselves away before the shooting to get into the skin of the character but I want to adapt to my role spontaneously,” he says.
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