In conversation with Asur star Sharib Hashmi

I can’t wait for this crisis period to end, so we can get back to our normal lives: Sharib Hashmi

The Very Talented Sharib Hashmi Tells Subhash K Jha HowHe Is Coping With Corona

How is the lockdown treating you?

Just like it’s treating everybody else. I am fully quarantined at home.

Your routine?

Eat, watch films, sleep, repeat (laughs).Bahut saari cheezein chal rahi hai dimaag mein !! I really hope and pray we come out of this victorious.

Are you working out at home?

BEGUM (wife) roz keh rahi hai ke workout karo! But laziness has seeped in big time! But from today evening I’m gonna start with my workout for sure!

As we enter the second week of the lockout, what have you planned for yourself?

I’m planning to start writing something soon! Maybe a series or a movie. I don’t know what. But I’m going to write something for sure.

With the success of Asura, have your focused shifted to the OTT?

I’m actually doing a mix of both web and movies. As far as the web is concerned,I’ve only done two series so far Asura and The Family Man. And I’m really proud to be a part of both of them

Asura and The Family Man have cast you as urban characters for a change?

Ya,and I enjoyed playing JK Talpade a lot !!! The Family Man came first and it changed things for me . I was almost forgotten after Filmistaan as nothing substantial… or should I say, successful in terms of box office, came my way post-Filmistaan. I did get appreciation for my roles in the films Phullu and Nakkash, but not too many people saw them.

Is the OTT platform the outlet you were craving for?

The OTT platform is a boon for all of us actors. Lot of unique stories are being told. Creative people are experimenting with the content they want to churn out. And for us actors it’s good opportunities different roles and characters to portray. And of course for the audience more stuff to select from.

What about your feature films?

I just finished shooting for a film produced by Nila Madhab Panda and directed by his talented associate Anuj Tyagi !! It stars the amazingly talented kid Yagya who also played Kangana’s son in Panga . The National Award winner Usha Jadhav is opposite me, and Vinay Pathak and Ishtiyaq Khan also star in the film. Then there is a film called Phir Se Shaadi. And of course, Darbaan was going to release on the 2nd April.

That is not going to happen?

Abb release Corona ke khatam hone ke baad hi hogi. Darbaan is the most special film of my career so far after Filmistaan. It’s based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore and it’s directed by Bipin Nadkarni who’s a National Award winner. His first film Uttarayan won the national award for The Best Marathi Film. I can’t wait for this crisis period across the world to end, so we can get back to our normal lives.

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