Is Saqib Saleem looking for an alternative career?
Actor Saqib Saleem’s (right) entertaining films such as Mere Dad Ki Maruti (2013), Hawaa Hawaai (2014) and Dishoom (2016) have established him in Bollywood. Now, as he gears up to spread his Delhi based family business in Mumbai, one wonders if he is looking for a back up plan for future.
“It’s not an alternative career for me. I’m an actor and will always remain one. My father has a restaurant chain in Delhi and he always wanted me to open it in Mumbai. Initially I thought, I won’t be able to give it the kind of time it requires,” says Saqib.
However, it seems that the idea of expanding the business wasn’t the one that got Saqib excited. “I’m very close to my father and we are more like friends. When he told me that he will visit me more often, I was excited. So, it is more about spending time with him than anything else. This is my family business and it has to keep going on,” he says. Saqib, who has shifted to Mumbai, is still a Delhi boy at heart. “I’ve shot all around the world for my films but when it comes to shooting in Delhi, I’m always excited. I get to come back home and meet my family and friends. That is not all, Delhi has great food and I’m a foodie at heart. So whenever I’m back, I try to eat whatever my diet and schedule allows,” says the actor.