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