Personal Agenda: Saqib Saleem
Saqib Saleem is an actor and younger brother of actress Huma Qureshi. He made his film debut in 2011 romantic comedy film Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, set against the background of social networking site Facebook. In 2013, he appeared in the comedy film Mere Dad Ki Maruti. By Navleen Kaur Lakhichandigarh Updated: Nov 03, 2013 00:03 IST
Birthday: April 8
Place of Birth: New Delhi
Sun sign: Aries
Hometown: New Delhi
College: Hindu College, New Delhi
First break: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge
Currently doing: Amole Gupte’s Hawa Hawai
High point of your life: Getting my first film
Low point of your life: Have to experience life before going through a low
A Punjabi dish to die for: Butter chicken and butter naan with a Thums Up.
Your favourite Punjabi slang: Pencho!!
How did the portrayal of a Chandigarh-based Punjabi family contribute to the flavour of your film, Mere Dad Ki Maruti?: Chandigarh and Punjab added immensely to the film. Ultimately, content is king.
What are your memories of shooting in Punjab?: Beautiful people, mind-blowing food and great infrastructure.
If you could choose between Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Mere Dad Ki Maruti and Bombay Talkies, which one would you have preferred as your debut?: Your first film is always special, so Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge.
One thing that you do better than your mother: Drive a car.
The best and worst part of having a celebrity sister (actor Huma Quershi): The best part is that we understand each other better because we are in the same profession. The worst is that we hardly get to see each other.
The craziest thing a fan has done for you: I have had a few stalker stories.
Were you shy as a kid?: I have always been a nautanki
One food craving you wish you could indulge in: Hot chocolate fudge from Nirula’s in New Delhi
One thing that nobody knows about you: I’m the crankiest person when I wake up in the morning.
One piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago?: To save money.
A celebrity you look up to: Shah Rukh Khan
Your favourite travel hotspot in North India: Kashmir is beautiful.
The last line of your autobiography would read: And the rest is history
A Punjabi song you can’t stop humming: Jaz Dhami’s High Heels
You de-stress with: Playing video games
What would you wear to a hot date?: A cool attitude
Which colour dominates your wardrobe?: Green
Which part of your body would you insure?: My eyes
Who is your 3 am friend?: Maddy
If you were the editor of a magazine for a day, who would you put on the cover?: Myself, with all the hot ladies.
If you have five minutes to pack, what all will you take?: Lots of money.
What will we find on your bedside table?: My wallet, phone, car keys and pictures of my friends and
The Most overrated film: Man of Steel
A film that you have watched over five times: Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa
A movie that was a part of your childhood: Avtaar, Sholay and Satte pe Satta
The First movie you saw on screen: Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!
If you weren’t an actor, you would have been; A cricketer
First Published: Oct 31, 2013 15:38 IST