Saqib Saleem, who made his debut in ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’ and then went on to star in films like ‘Mere Dad Ki Maruti’ and ‘Bombay Talkies’, is already being compared to stalwarts like Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan.
While Aamir played a teacher in ‘Taare Zameen Par’, SRK delivered an award-winning performance in ‘Chak De India’. Saqib will be seen playing the character of a Skating coach in his upcoming film ‘Hawaa Hawaai’.
“If people make such a comparison, why should I have a problem? I have only done four films and if I am compared to someone great like him (Aamir), it’s a good thing for me” the 26 year old actor said.
“But I am not inspired by anyone for the character. It is my interpretation of a young 24-year-old coach. Comparisons will happen, but it is a good thing for me. They are comparing me with Aamir and some also with Shahrukh Khan in ‘Chak De’. For a young actor to be compared to such great actors is a great thing,” added the “Mere Dad Ki Maruti” actor.
He also said that “Hawaa Hawaai” is a sports film about the underdogs.
“It is a sports film. This is world’s first film on inline skating. Ultimately, it’s an underdog story and everyone connects with the underdog. Like in ‘Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar,’ when Sanju wins the race it is a sense of feeling for everyone. So, the audiences always connect with an underdog story,” said Saqib.
Hawaa Hawaai will release in theatres on May 9.