Saqib Saleem talks about his new series Crackdown

Akshay Kumar is my inspiration: Saqib Saleem

Voot Select recently launched its latest original Crackdown. Bollywood Director Apoorva Lakhia made his directorial web debut with this action-packed espionage thriller. Crackdown boasts of a fantastic ensemble cast including Saqib Saleem, Iqbal Khan, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Waluscha De Sousa, Rajesh Tailang, and Ankur Bhatia amongst others.

Crackdown revolves around a covert operations wing that tries to crack through multiple smaller decoys, to uncover a larger conspiracy that threatens national security. In the process, they find an able ally in a girl whose identity remains a mystery.

Talking about his character in the series, lead actor Saqib Saleem shares, “All my life I waited for an action film to come to me. However, somehow it did not come to be because people saw a cute boy next door in my personality. Although these roles did not come to me, I started training in action and working on my skills. About six months ago, Apoorva Lakhia called me and offered me this role. This is how the show came to me and immediately agreed to it. I have had a great time shooting this show.”

Do you look up to any action hero in your life? “If I have to pick from the Hindi film industry then it has to be Akshay Kumar, the original Khiladi. I still remember that when I was a kid I had posters of Akshay in my room. I wanted to become like him so I started learning Karate too. He has been my inspiration.”

Good luck, Saqib!

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