'Star and actor' Ranbir Kapoor makes Saqib Saleem jealous

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Updated: May 13 2014, 20:25pm hrs
Actor Saqib Saleem says he is jealous of emerging star Ranbir Kapoor and attributes his meteoric rise in Bollywood to his ability to be both a star and an actor.

Saqib, who has starred in four films since making his Bollywood debut in 2011 with 'Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge', feels Ranbir's film resume is to die for as it consists of commercial as well as off-beat movies.

"I am jealous of Ranbir Kapoor and his filmography. On one hand, he does a 'Barfi!' and on the other 'Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani'. He is the perfect combination of a star and actor," Saqib told PTI in an interview.

The 25-year-old actor also showered praise on his contemporaries like Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and National award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao.

"I was blown away by Varun's performance in 'Main Tera Hero'. I called him up and said, 'Bro, you killed it!' I think he is a full entertainment package," he said, adding that he liked Arjun Kapoor in '2 States' and Rajkummar Rao in 'Shahid'.

In 'Hawaa Hawaai', directed by Amole Gupte, the actor played the role of a skating coach to Partho Gupte's character.

When asked if he was apprehensive to play a character, who is not the lead, Saqib said, "It depends on how one sees things. I hate to compare my role with Partho's but I would say that my role is as good as his. The dream he sees of being a skater in the film, becomes my dream too. I never had any doubt regarding that."