Indian classical dance seems like an all woman’s world and so a male classical dancer doesn’t get the same respect. Saqib Saleem who has always been associated with meaningful projects, was last seen in ‘Dobaara‘ with his sister Huma Qureshi. He has now been roped in for a beautiful short film titled Aamad where he plays the character of a Kathak dancer.
Saqib Saleem bears a lean fit body, a mark of machismo. Attempting a character of Kathak dancer was completely offbeat for him. Though it was very challenging for Saqib, the actor took it in his own stride and put in a genuine effort to learn the art by professional Kathak guru and actress Ishita Sharma. The actor showed immense grace learning the art that can put many actors to shame.
Aamad is a story about a father who is a Kathak dancer and how his son is embarrassed by his father’s art. The plot explores how they build their relationship over a period of time and overcome their personal apprehensions and start a new friendship.
The film will be released by Terribly Tiny Talkies on the special occasion of Fathers Day and is directed by Neeraj Udhwani who has previously worked with Saqib for Mere Dad Ki Maruti.
When asked Saqib, he said, “I know Neeraj for a while now as he wrote Mere Dad Ki Maruti and we meet often to discuss ideas. He shared the idea of Aamad with me and asked me what I thought. When I read it I instantly fell in love with the story and I told him that he shouldn’t look for anyone else as I want to do it. It’s such a simple yet complex film as it speaks about the unsaid things in a father-son relationship.”
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