Writer director Rohit Dhawan's upcoming action-adventure – DISHOOM has Saqib Saleem playing the role of an aggressive, contemporary batsman. Saqib Saleem, who bats for Sohail Khan's Mumbai Heroes in the Celebrity Cricket League immediately agreed to play the role but when asked, the actor for reasons better known to him didn,t confirm the name of the cricketer on whom the role is modeled.
Innocently he said, “He could be Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina or Rohit Sharma,'. Saqib has already shot for four days for the film elaborates on the shooting schedule and shares, 'The major cricketing portions will be shot during the Abu Dhabi schedule with the UAE cricket team, with whom I will train as well.”.
Glad to be playing a lot of cricket Saqib jokingly says his acting skills will overshadow the cricketer in him and shares, “ I'll be playing a lot of cricket, hitting a few sixes too. My biggest fear is that the audience will say that I acted well, but played bad cricket,' he laughs.
Saqib, who played for the Under-19 team in Delhi and captained his college team, reveals that Rohit has been monitoring his look for the film. 'He narrated the entire script to me, focusing on the dramatic scenes. He is the kind of director who loves to pamper his actors. And I'm sure there's lots of 'me' in the film,' Saqib beams.
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