It’s a tricky situation for any real life siblings working together professionally. Getting support from a sibling during work can be blissful in a stressful environment and management. But in the case of actors and siblings, Saqib Saleem and Huma Qureshi were completely opposite.
During the making of their soon to be released film ‘Dobaara’, both the actors never rehearsed together for their scenes and had a much different approach, as opposed to the normal norm for actors on sets. It’s not that they couldn’t stand each other or due to any other professional egos but as siblings, they wanted to surprise each other with their skills. Both of them are brilliant actors and have carved their own path in Bollywood. Huma being the elder one, had always been supportive to Saqib in all his decisions and has always been a guiding soul to him.
It was Saqib’s suggestion, post which they both decided to do this exercise and the end result is for you to see and decide how fair they were by not rehearsing together. Incidentally, they play onscreen brother and sister in ‘Dobaara’, a horror film, adapted from another horror movie ‘Oculus’.
When asked Saqib he said, “Yes it is true that we didn’t rehearse as we both are competitive actors and love improvising. I think it was also the fact that we wanted to surprise each other on set. A bit of sibling rivalry is fun I guess.”
‘Dobaara’ is releasing all over on 2nd June.