With skyrocketing real estate prices, buying a house in Mumbai is no easy task. But with hard work and dedication, there’s little that is impossible, and 15-year-old Faisal Khan’s inspiring story is testament to that fact. The young actor, who is the son of a rickshaw driver, is now the proud owner of a flat in Mira Road in Mumbai.
“I was saving up for the house for a while,” says Faisal, beaming with pride. “It’s a one bedroom-hall- kitchen flat and I will be shifting there with my family in a month.” His family includes his mother, father and three sisters. All this while, they had been living with their relatives in the city.
“We had set the flat as a target, and we kept money aside for it. We’ve always wanted to own a house of our own, and this is a dream come true. Playing a lead role in a show helped me a lot and by the grace of God, I have been able to buy a house for my family,” says Faisal, who made his acting debut on the tube with the lead role in a historical show. Before this serial, he had won a dance reality show. Talk to him about making a choice between acting and dancing, and he finds it hard to pick one.
“They are connected somehow. Even the fight scenes in my show were choreographed so it was a dance of sorts,” he says.