‘I’m not an ac­tor who’ll give a 30 crore open­ing’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Time Out - An­juri Na­yar Singh an­juri.na­yar@htlive.com

Un­like many ac­tors, Saqib Saleem (right) doesn’t keep track of how much money his film makes. The 29-year-old says as long as the pro­duc­ers re­cover the money spent on the film, he is sat­is­fied. “I feel that if some­one in­vests money in my film, he should not lose that money. If that hap­pens, then it both­ers me. Whether a film be­comes a block­buster or not, that is not in my con­trol. I take up films that I am proud of, how they do at the box of­fice de­pends on many things,” he says.

Saqib adds that one shouldn’t take on a film keep­ing the box­of­fice num­bers in mind. “I am very hon­est on this front. I am not an ac­tor who will give a `30 crore open­ing and my pro­duc­ers know that.”

As the con­ver­sa­tion veers to how he chooses his films, he feels that al­though an ac­tor doesn’t have much of a choice with the first film, they need to choose the sec­ond one care­fully. “Your first film chooses you. You au­di­tion for ev­ery­thing that comes your way. From your sec­ond film on­wards, you should take on work that in­ter­ests you. The role needs to be worth it,” he says.

I feel that if some­one in­vests money in my film, he should not lose that money. If that hap­pens, then it both­ers me SAQIB SALEEM, AC­TOR

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