Saqib Saleem not playing Virat Kohli In 'Dishoom'?
Saqib Saleem, who plays a cricketer in the movie, ‘Dishoom’, says that he is not playing star cricketer Virat Kohli and was not offered that role but it was his own decision to mold his character for him.
About reports that he is playing Virat in the film, Saqib said in an interview, ‘Of course he is a cricketer but not Virat Kohli. I'm a Virat Kohli fan and I really love how he plays his game, how passionate he is. And when I got this role, I thought because of the fact that he is my favorite cricketer, why don't I make it around him. It has been a fun journey.’
Saqib said, “I played a lot of cricket, watched a lot of videos of Virat and other cricketers, just tried to make him a soldier on a mission, like how Virat plays his game”.
‘Dishoom’ also stars Varun Dhawan, John Abraham and Jacqueline Fernandez and has been marked as a masala action comedy, led by Rohit Dhawan.
He added, ‘Cricket is my first love and I got the opportunity to become a cricketer; there are two passions of mine -- acting and cricket -- and I got to combine these two, so that was a good feeling,’
‘Dishoom is a very intelligent commercial film; it possesses all the ingredients of a commercial film, but there is an intelligence as good in it. I sense it is the best commercial film you will watch in a long time because it is very well crafted, there is a good graph in the flick,’ he added.