While it’s been a great year, it has taken a while for the actor to start getting his due and break stereotypes. Ask him how he was so patient and Sharib says, “Your confidence gives you patience. If I don’t have the confidence, then why will someone else have? I had this faith in myself that people will recognise it and I will get opportunities that I’m looking for.
Sabra bohot zaruri hai
. I’ve shown a lot of patience in my career. People are ready to stereotype. I got 12-15 offers similar to JK’s part when I did ‘The Family Man’. I don’t mind getting stereotyped but those parts were not written well.”
Recently when ETimes spoke to Manoj Bajpayee, he had named Sharib as the co-star that he misses working with and stated that they will soon start working on ‘The Family Man 3‘. Reacting to it, Hashmi says, “Manoj sir is like a blessing.
Unke saath kaam karna is jeevan safal
. He is like a friend, philosopher, guide, all rolled into one for me. I wonder how he is so enthusiastic and dedicated, despite achieving what he has. I can’t even achieve five percent of what he has.”
So, what’s happening in the third season of The Family Man? “We will start shoot very soon. If I tell you more than that, I’ll have to kill you (laughs). The pre-production has begun,” says Sharib. 2024 will begin with ‘Fighter‘ for Sharib, post that he will be seen in ‘Diplomat‘ with John Abraham.
Speaking about the much anticipated projects, he says, “Fighter is like a birthday gift for me, because January 25 is my birthday. I told Sidharth Anand, my birthday is lucky for him, because Pathaan released on the same day. I’m hoping it does better than ‘Pathaan’. I have a small cameo in the film but it’s very important to the story and comes at a very important juncture. I’m glad to be a part of Hrithik’s next after ‘Vikram Vedha’. Then there’s ‘Diplomat’, it is great to to collaborate with John Abraham for the first time and Shivam Nair who’s directing it. I’m also working with Kumud Mishra again after working with him in so many movies.”
Sharib will also be seen in ‘Rumi Ki Sharafat’ produced by Maddock Films and another series called ’36 days’. The actor signed off with a surprise, “There’s a very special announcement coming on January 1, 2024.”