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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 Lakhi

chandigarh Updated: Nov 03, 2013 00:03 IST
Navleen Kaur Lakhi
Navleen Kaur Lakhi
Bollywood Hungama

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