Iqbal Khan will be back to television with Smriti Irani’s Waaris very soon!! Most of the serials of today are woman-oriented, but Waaris surely falls into a different category, feels Iqbal. “At the same time, I will not say this is a male-oriented subject. Waaris can be watched by the entire family”, quips he.
Ask him whether he undertook any training to play such a role, the actor quotes, “The character is not that complex that I had to go to Dharavi and train for it. Above all, we do not get sufficient time to research when we are working in daily soaps”. Explaining his character in the serial, “Shankar is very aggressive. In situations where a simple slap will provide results, Shankar will go five steps ahead and probably will kill the person”.
When asked about the experience working with Smriti Irani, the actor says, “It is a very nice experience working with Ugraya. Smriti Irani is not just a producer who cuts cheques at the end of the day; she is a person who gets creatively involved in her project”.
Lastly, we ask him why he left Choona Hai Aasmaan and the actor states, “When I took CHA, I had clearly told them that if the track loses focus, then I will be out. Above all, the serial lacked the right promotion”.
Telly Buzz wishes Iqbal Khan a hearty welcome to television!!
Reporter and Author: Ranjini Nair
Picture: Supriyo Das