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Updated January 1st, 2024 at 13:34 IST

Fighter actor Sharib Hashmi reveals he always wanted to be a 'hero' not an 'actor'

Sharib Hashmi said, "I never wanted to be an actor as I wanted to be a hero! But, I had my own inhibitions when I started growing up," during an interview.

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Sharib Hashmi, well-known for his role in Tarla and The Family Man, recently spoke in length about his journey in the film indutry. He further revealed that he never wanted to be an actor and always desired to be a "hero." For the unversed, the actor began his career by working as an assistant director.

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Why did Sharib Hashmi not wish to be an actor?

During an interview with OTTPlay, Sharib Hashmi said, "I never wanted to be an actor as I wanted to be a hero! But, I had my own inhibitions when I started growing up. That’s why I buried my aspirations and started working as an Assistant Director. When I was 33 years old, I wanted to give acting a try, as I did not want to live the rest of my life in regret."

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What did Sharib Hashmi say about his role in The Family Man?

Sharib revealed that he was earlier going to play the role of a Bengali man named Ghosh. However, his role got changed to JK Talpade. He said, "The initial script had my character as a Bengali (Mr. Ghosh). But upon brainstorming, I told Raj and DK (the show’s makers) that I will start talking with a Marathi accent because he wanted me to show him variations. That’s why my character Ghosh then became Talpade."

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Sharib is 'excited' as Fighter will release on his birthday

Actor Sharib Hashmi, who will be seen in Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone-starrer Fighter has expressed his anticipation for 2024, and said he is excited as the movie will be releasing on his birthday. Sharib is set to bid farewell to 2023 on a high note with a trio of projects -- Afwah, Zara Hatke Zara Bachke, and Tarla. Fighter will be releasing in theatres on January 25.

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(With inputs from IANS)

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Published January 1st, 2024 at 13:34 IST

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