He adds that its success has given him the privilege of choosing scripts without feeling the pressure of making money to pay the bills.
Speaking to IANS, Sharib Hashmi said: “While I’m never afraid of getting stereotypical, it’s also true that as an actor I look for an opportunity to challenge myself because I’m afraid of feeling too comfortable in a specific zone. When I get stuck in my comfort zone as an artist, I become complacent and stop growing.
“So pushing my own boundaries is very important to my growth as an artist. Until now, although I’ve played several roles in movies and series, I’ve never done a slapstick comedy. Some of my favorite movies are – ‘Hera Pheri’, ‘Hungama’. I so want to try some comedy drama. I also want to play a dark character… very very dark. I have not done such a part. Hopefully I’ll get an opportunity like that soon.”
Recently, the actor has finished shooting for two films and Sharib Hashmi said, “I am playing an interesting role in Tahira Kashyap’s feature film ‘Sharma Ji Ki Bedi’. I have also finished shooting a self-titled film with Vickey Kaushal and Sara Ali Khan in Bhopal. I also play something completely different in the movie ‘Vikram-Veda’. That apart I am in the movie ‘Dhakad’ and ‘Mission Majnu’.”
He started his career in ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ in 2008 and became popular with ‘Filmistaan’. The actor appeared in such films as ‘Darbaan’, ‘Ram Singh Charlie’ before gaining major fame with the web series ‘The Family Man’.
Lately, Sharib has also appeared in such films as ‘Pagglait’, ‘Helmet’ and web series ‘Asur’, ‘A Viral Wedding’, ‘Scam 1992’.
Asked about how he enjoys the success he has achieved over time, Sharib Hashmi said, “I think I now feel privileged and happy to do the work of my choice. Now, by the grace of God , I have enough to wait for a good project. Previously I did some work just to pay my bills and it’s nothing new, we all struggle at the beginning of our career. But success and popularity give us the strength to do the best script for creative satisfaction, I do.”
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