2020 brings a big smile to my face: Sharib Hashmi


Which project made you the happiest? Abhishek (Banerjee) played Hathoda Tyagi and took it to another level. Then there’s a film called The Incomplete Man. What change did 2020 bring in you? All we wanted was for it to reach an audience. I’m eagerly awaiting the second season of The Family Man. Despite not much promotion, Asur got so much love and appreciation from the audience. We were finding it difficult to release it in theatres. I don’t know whether these projects would have come out if the lockdown hadn’t happened. Then Asur came in March. All those projects were received well. My character appears in the show as young, middle-aged and an elderly. On the side, I also cooked and did household chores. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. God has been kind to me. Looking back, 2020 actually brings a big smile to my face. In this exclusive interview with indianexpress.com, Hashmi looks back at a year that has gone fairly well on the work front. I have also sung for that movie. I’ve become more patient. Ram Singh Charlie is very close to my heart as it is my first film as a producer. I have already started shooting for a few projects. It was a highly productive year on the work front. I wish I could play Hathoda Tyagi, since I don’t have the personality to be Hathiram Chaudhary. I want to explore all genres. I’ve started valuing things a lot more and learned to stay happy with what I have. It has an amazing script. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. We knew it was not a film to earn Rs 100 crores. These are the loveliest memories. Sharib Hashmi’s latest movie Darbaan is streaming on ZEE5. “I hope I can carry my success in 2020 into the New Year,” the actor said. I really wish I was in Paatal Lok. Read: Express Rewind | Jaideep Ahlawat | Abhishek Banerjee | Pratik Gandhi | Sonu Sood 
One good thing you’ll remember about 2020? The Family Man revived my career as after Filmistaan, nothing substantial happened on the career front. Since The Family Man dropped towards the end of September 2019, its popularity kept growing and the positive vibes that the show generated crept into January and February, this year. It is just that this time, I chose the right projects and right characters to portray. How do you assess each of those performances? I had just two scenes in Scam 1992 and viewers still remember me as Bellary. Don't Miss These StoriesWant more of Fabulous Lives of Bollywood Lives? Any show or film this year you wished you were a part of, and why? I think it was my first project to benefit from the lockdown. (Photo: Sharib Hashmi/Instagram)Sharib Hashmi left his mark in, at least, half-a-dozen web shows that dropped this year and turned a film producer with Ram Singh Charlie. There’s always scope for improvement. The love that the audience has given me during the lockdown. Nitin (Kakkar) and I wrote it with all our heart. I feel so happy to have been offered that role. Also, the time I got to spend with family because when we are on outdoor shoots, we don’t get to see our kids for days. I don’t know if I could have done justice to that role. Written by Mimansa Shekhar
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Updated: December 5, 2020 8:41:34 am

Sharib Hashmi turned film producer with Ram Singh Charlie this year. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd

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Sharib Hashmi I loved it and would’ve been happy to do any part in it. Though a small role, it wasn’t, by any means, an insignificant one. I play a very different character. There are two big films in the pipeline, but I cannot divulge any details right now. I hope viewers like it just as much as they did the first season. Excerpts from the conversation:
How do you look back at 2020? Also, in Darbaan, I played my most challenging role, so far. The show ran on word-of-mouth publicity. It is a layered, emotional character that I play. The show will return on a bigger scale, with many new faces in the cast. I’ve also shot a miniseries with Sara Khan in Kashmir. I still remember how much I loved visiting the sets of this show. I shot for a short film and a micro-series even during the lockdown. I feel, quality-wise, the work I did this year was the same as I had done previously. The year went very well in terms of my career. I also wish to be part of a light-hearted film, like a Priyadarshan flick. I just hope things normalise soon.https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1×1.png
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On the work front, how do you see 2021 shaping up? He also talks about the second season of the Prime Video series Family Man. Are you satisfied with your work this year? The way it was received by viewers was, indeed, heart-warming.