#FestiveOnTalk with Iqbal Khan : Rakshabandhan Special by SIT
You all know him as an actor, but today you will see Iqbal Khan from the corner of his heart. We have loved him, admired his work and his answers will tell you why he is one of the most loved actors of the television industry.
He is one of a kind, and every part of him, so grounded and unique. Let’s hear from the actor himself :
1.From “Kaisa Yeh Pyar Hai ” to featuring in this Raksha Bandhan short film, you have outlined a transition from television to the digital world. How has it been? Do you find any points of differences between the two? What has been the best part?
It has been an amazing journey. I started with films, then did television and I am really glad that something like web series happened to me. If we talk about differences, television is a bit loud and OTT whereas with short films, you work on real life situations. That is why I think they perform well. For a TV actor, it is a dream to perform natural and real. So, this is the best part.
2.As an actor, what is your opinion regarding the transition the f television industry and the trending web series?
If we talk about television of now, I think that the saas-bahu slot was better than the mythology based projects now. While the web series showcase the breathe of the fresh air. As a television actor, it has given me the opportunity to work in the real zone.
3. Your recent video about rakshabandhan shows the bond of siblings. Do you think the modern picture relationships are limited to just one day and selfies? What kind of equation you share with your siblings?
Yes, it is true. Days like mother’s day, Father’s day or rakshabandhan have merely become an occasion to be with that person on that particular day. This culture comes from the West so people often pretend to be what they are not; which is not cool. The true essence of any relationship is being together always.
I share an amazing bond with my siblings. I have two sisters and one brother. We are miles apart. One in Australia, other one in Kashmir but distance actually makes us crazy. We always want to see each other. It’s a beautiful relationship.
4. If asked for a piece of advice, what would you tell the following people :
- Your co-star : Please get ready soon. (laughing)
- Your competitors: Pull up your socks.
- Mohit Hussein: “ Chal next kab bana rahe hai ?”
5. How do you see future of web series or we can say digital series?
I just came to know that the Rakshabandhan short film hit about 9.5 million views in three days which is awesome. This is the future itself. We can’t say how much the television content would sustain but the web series portray the real creative side of action.
6.You have such a huge female fan following. Best or craziest memory regarding this?
Fans are really important in an actor’s life. I have been very lucky to get so much appreciation not only in India but in other countries as well. It is very overwhelming.
7. Your dream project as an actor?
There is no dream project like thing because we don’t create story ourselves. But if you feel a wow factor after working in a project, that gives you the needed satisfaction.
8. Message to your fans.
Thank you so much for all your love. I think I will venture into the short films in a big way. So, I need all your blessings. Keep loving me the way people do. Loads of love to you all.
A best friend, a mentor, a man who loves and cares for you unconditionally. He is at your back, always. So celebrate this Rakshabandhan with your siblings with an added flavor of SIT short film about the festival.
A big cheers to the SIT team. Keep yourself tuned to Onplay news because Mohit Hussein, the founder of SIT will be with us on OnTalk in the upcoming weekend.