After ace comedian Sunil Grover, Ali Abbas Zafar, Atul Agnihotri and Bhushan Kumar have roped in a popular name from the television industry and a long time friend of Salman Khan, Aasif Sheikh for his upcoming magnum opus, Bharat.
As you all are aware, Shaikh is now popularly known as Vibhuti Narayan Mishra from the TV show, Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain for a pivotal role in Salman Khan starrer Bharat.
Aasif has earlier worked with Salman in Karan Arjun, Bandhan, Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Auzaarand Shaadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar.
Ali Abbas Zafar shares, “We are very excited to work with Aasif, he has brilliant comic timing and his popularity on TV is phenomenal, looking forward to work with him”.
Aasif was last seen in Kader Kashmiri’s 2016 film Aman Ke Farishtey. Prod him on why he hasn’t been taking up more films and he says, “I have been getting offers, but something should interest me, and my focus presently is on my TV show. It caters to people from ages 4 to 80. In fact, just a few days ago, while I was waiting in my car for the signal to turn green, a young boy of about four from the car next to mine called out to me by my character’s name — Vibhu. The show has given me fame, name and money too and I don’t want to lose out on it for just anything. However, Bharat is special, and I can’t wait to start work on it,” smiles Aasif, sharing one of the memorable incidents while working with Salman on a previous film.
“Whenever I shoot with him, I invariably end up in his vanity van for a chat. I remember one day, a big star had come to meet Salman, so I told him I’ll go out, but he insisted that I stay put as I am his friend too. He is a great human being and hasn’t changed at all over the years,” Aasif signs off.
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