Actor Shariq Hassan, who shall be seen in a mini-series, on what it takes to go for the brass ring in Tamil cinema
Shariq Hassan by no means wanted to look past his household for inspiration. The son of actor-couple Riyaz Khan and Uma Riyaz, the 26-year-old follows his dad and mom’ footsteps with regards to health. “It (health) has been a recurring factor since faculty days. Health was by no means an ‘addition’ to my routine,” he says, over cellphone from Chennai.
The actor by no means misses a fitness center day, and the numerous health movies he uploaded to Instagram throughout lockdown has actually helped add to his social media following. Now, the previous Bigg Boss Tamil contestant is trying ahead to an OTT debut with Kaalam Neram Kadhal, a mini-series directed by Mohan Dhandayudhapani.
Inform us about Kaalam Neram Kadhal.
It’s kind of a romcom. It has 5 episodes, every operating for 15-20 minutes. The story is about Ron (Hassan) and Sherin (Sreenidhi Sudarshan) who’re greatest buddies since childhood.
One thing devastating occurs to Ron and he goes to Sherin’s for a brief keep to take his thoughts off, however then lockdown occurs. How they bond and can they categorical their emotions to one another is what the story is about.
Isn’t it just like Putham Pudhu Kaalai?
Sure, now that you just say it… however we shot for this on a low scale at a buddies’ place close to my home earlier than Putham Pudhu Kaalai would have began filming. Our hope is that there would have been individuals who skilled comparable conditions throughout lockdown and they’ll join with the story.
Has the Bigg Boss expertise helped your profession?
It does offer you a large publicity as a result of it is sort of a TV serial that folks watch collectively. Bigg Boss eases the strategy to touchdown commercial or movie alternatives, but it surely doesn’t assure you the job.
It’s a sport present. Sadly, most individuals who go to Bigg Boss enter with desires of constructing it massive within the movie business.
In your case, we have now not seen you in a movie since Pencil (2016)…
I shot for Pencil four-and-a-half-years earlier than I entered Bigg Boss 2 in 2018. After that present, yeah, I’ve been ready for the correct alternatives to come back my method. There shall be two bulletins by the tip of the yr, one in every of which is an OTT movie the place I play the lead.
Is there a luck issue to all this?
Definitely, have a look at Harish Kalyan after Bigg Boss. It might’t occur for everybody. In my case, sure, I come from a movie household and sure, the trail is smoothened due to it. However I must show myself. Contacts, too, play a component within the movie business, so it doesn’t matter in the event you look good and are match for a personality.