Shahab Ali, who plays the negative character named Sajid in The Family Man has revealed that before the exciting Family Man series came out, he was in a very tough financial situation.
He had to leave his home in Mumbai and return to Delhi.
In an interview, Shahab Ali says that he came from a humble background and that he had gained financial stability after appearing in two stage plays – Zangoora and Mughal-e-Azam.
“Before the release of The Family Man, I was in a very difficult situation. All the work was stopped and I left my flat in Mumbai and returned home. Even now, I am still there. Season 2 (of The Family Man) has arrived now and hopefully, things will change,” he told to News18.
What Did He Say?
Shahab Ali also went on to say that “Financially, it has always been difficult for me. It’s still the same. It all depends on the job and roles that are offered. This needs to translate into more work. If that happens, everything is going to be great.”
“Both the musical shows gave me some stability. I was able to support my family and pursue my dream. I wanted to come to Mumbai but knew that I couldn’t afford to be there. Coming from Delhi to Mumbai was a really big step for me. I could shift because of the stability these musicals gave me. The Family Man has also given me some hope.”
The Family Man Season 2
The second season of the “The Family Man” hit the screens on the 4th of June and it was just as exciting as the previous one.
The Family Man has a few negative characters in the cast list.
Apart from Shahab, other negative characters were played by Darshan Kumaar and appearing for the first time this season, Samantha Akkineni.
He said in a recent interaction with the media that a love track that featured his character, Sajid, and Samantha had been removed.
“We did some suggestive scenes that suggested that they fall in love towards the end. But those scenes were not making sense for the creators, or maybe the platform. So, those scenes were edited out. There are so many scenes edited out, so it is not a big deal. That is the process (of content creation),” he told Bollywood Hungama.