Know why Saqib Saleem isolated himself from social media
DOBAARA is an official adaptation of Hollywood movie OCULUS and has Saqib sharing the screen space with his real life sibling Huma Qureshi for the very first time.
In this movie, Saqib plays a character of a boy who for 12 years is kept in a Juvenile prison under false accusations. His character doesn't speak much, he talks very little but expresses well in those few words.
While we know Saqib in real life is a happy go lucky and mischievous guy but in order to adapt to this on screen character he did some research and also worked on his understanding of his character. To get into the skin of the character he isolated himself from everyone by locking himself in his house for days. This Isolation helped him understand the pain of the character and perform even better.
Speaking about the same Saqib said, “Empathy is important when you are an actor, empathy for the character you're playing. The experience helped me be true to Kabir, the character. But also it scared me at a human level that it's so difficult to just be comfortable with one’s self. It helped me understand myself better. I wasn’t using my cell phone; I kept it away for some time. I stayed away from social media and was spending time with myself. These days when you do such things people tend to think that you are suffering from an ailment. I think we should practice this much often”
That sounds like a lot of hard work has been put by him for this film. Directed by Prawaal Raman DOBAARA: SEE YOUR EVIL, a psychological thriller will hit the silver screens on June 2.