Saqib Saleem, who will soon be seen in the upcoming film ‘Dobaara – See Your Evil’ along with actress and sister Huma Qureshi, says he never thought he would ever do a film with her.
“It’s like family. Firstly we both never thought we would do a film together, but eventually it did happen then we started shooting together for ‘Dobaara.” said, Saqib.
The 29-year-old actor says Huma brought a lot to the table as an actor. “I think we brought different energies. As actors, we have different energies and that kind of helped both of us while shooting the film,” he added.
Saqib tried striking a balance between “professional and personal relationship” while working on the sets. “It is because of the fact that you are family and work together, sometimes the lines tend to get blurred, but then you enjoy that also. Sometimes, I speak to Huma as an actor and sometimes as a brother. On the sets of ‘Dobaara’ mostly, I treated Huma as my costar and completely neglected the fact that she was my sister. I did this so, because I wanted me and Huma to come up with a spectacular level of performance. I didn’t want any obstacle or barrier coming in between.” said, Saqib.
Saqib found the balance very interesting. “It made us understand each other as actors more. We got to know each other’s process of working. For that, I think this film was a great exercise and we had great fun shooting,” he said.
“I have always admired Huma as an actor, I am not being biased, its the truth. Huma has always done some of the unconventional roles. She is one of the finest actors.” said, Saqib when asked how does he find Huma as an actor.
Directed by Prawaal Raman, ‘Dobaara – See Your Evil’ is the official remake of the Hollywood film “Oculus”. The international version was helmed by Mike Fangan.
“Oculus”, which released in 2013, is a supernatural psychological horror film starring Karen Gillan and Brenton Thwaites. It revolves around a young woman who is convinced that an antique mirror is responsible for the death and misfortune that her family suffered.
Talking about the remake, Saqib said: “If you have seen ‘Oculus’, you would know what the characters are about. Of course, we have slightly changed and tweaked them from the original. But if you have seen the original film, you would know.”
“My character in the film is very suttle, I am playing a guy who’s silences talk more than anything in the film. I am someone who does not verbalize too much. I also like to be in the world of my character once I am on set.” Saqib added. ( describing his character in the film.) He hopes that the movie turns out to be clutter-breaking and path breaking. Well, we(Cinespeaks) wish the same for entire Dobaara team!
‘Dobaara – See Your Evil’ is slated to release on June 2.