Yeh Rishtey Hain Pyaar Ke actor Shaheer Sheikh has been part of the telly world since 2009 and been offered roles in movies too, but is yet to make his Bollywood debut. Shaheer Sheikh says it’s not that simple as most big filmmakers aren’t keen on taking a “TV face” as their main character.
Last month when his photograph with a casting director of a popular Bollywood banner got viral online, people assumed that he would soon be seen on the big screen. But he denied singing any Bollywood film.
He has acted in Indonesian films though. Asked what’s taking him so long to act in a Hindi movie, Shaheer said in a telephonic interview: “I am waiting for the right opportunity and character. I am also a little choosy when it comes to work. I need something that excites me, something that I feel I can pull it off.
“Producers and directors have also to believe in me. The day all these things happen, I will definitely do films.”
On the Bollywood film offers, Shaheer Sheikh said, “While I was signing ‘Dastaan-E-Mohabbat Salim Anarkali’, I was offered something. But most big producers or directors would not make a TV face their main character or one of the most important characters. It is not that simple.” (IANS)