It takes one film to break stereotypes: Saqib Saleem

  • Yashika Mathur, Hindustan Times
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2016 15:54 IST
Actor Saqib Saleem says he does not fear getting typecast because he knows it doesn’t stay for long.

Getting typecast into a certain category is a nightmare for almost every actor, yet actor Saqib Saleem fearlessly takes up films without caring much about the same.

“ It is just one film that’s required to break that stereotype. My job is to do films and it is not to plan or plot anything. I enjoy facing the camera as an actor. I just stick to that and let people decide everything else. Everything in today’s day and age is dictated by the audience. Be it commercial or art house cinema,” says Saleem, who has been a part of critically acclaimed films such as Bombay Talkies (2013) and Hawaa Hawaii (2014).

The actor starred in filmmaker Rohit Dhawan’s film recently released Dishoom. The actor feels the audience has become more intelligent with their choice of films of lately.

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“The audience as well as our film industry is growing up and taking huge steps in terms of content. It’s a very exciting phase for an actor like me to be active in the industry and get good projects. I feel unconventional is the new conventional. If you do something unconventional but with new content, people tend to love it,” he says.

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Soon, the actor will be seen in an out and out commercial film. “I am doing a film which is completely commercial. This is something which I have never tried before. Even the audience is yet to see me doing something in this genre. I am curious to see what kind of response I will generate,” he says.

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