Vastavam web: Saqib Saleem has acted in a number of films since his film debut but the actor believes that it will be the Salman Khan-starrer “Race 3” which will help him connect with the audiences.The 30-year-old actor debuted as an actor with “Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge” in 2011 and since then has worked in films such as “Mere Dad Ki Maruti”, “Bombay Talkies” and “Hawaa Hawaai”.Though his performances in the films were praise by the critics, none of them proved to be a box office hit, and Saqib now feels that courtesy the superstar’s huge fan following, the dry spell for him will come to an end.”So I needed that transition happening in life. I am 30-year-old now, having done few films earlier but I am taking ‘Race 3’ as my second innings in my career,” Saqib told.
The actor is aware of the fact that the third instalment of the “Race” franchise will reach out to the mass audience and he feels grateful to have got this opportunity to be part of the film.”This film is an opportunity for me to showcase my talent to that many people. I am hoping to reach out to a more wider audience through the sheer reach of Salman bhai, Bobby and Anil Kapoor sir.” The actor said the response he received from the trailer of “Race 3″ is something that he never got even after putting together all of his filmography.”We believe we have made a very nice film. It is a 90s film with tons of action, good looking people and good cast. We are hopeful people will like the film.”
It was through Celebrity Cricket League (CCL) that Saqib came in contact with the “Dabangg” star. Saqib plays for ‘Mumbai Heroes’ team that also has Bobby Deol as one of the players.”We were in Goa once when Bobby told me about him doing ‘Race 3’. To my surprise when I reached Mumbai producer Ramesh Taurani called me saying, he wants to meet me for a film. “But the same day in the night, I was out with my sister Huma and she told me Salman wants to talk to me, I called him back and he told me there is a role for me in ‘Race 3’. I heard the script next day and I jumped at it, it was a great role,” Saqib said.Saqib is is equally happy for his sister Huma Qureshi’s soon-to-be-released movie “Kaala” with south superstar Rajinikanth. It releases on June 7.