Sharib Hashmi, actor, writer and producer speaks to Radha Radhakrishnan in this episode of Mrigashira about his journey as an actor. Sharib Hashmi talks about how his journey has changed in these years. An insightful and inspirational conversation on the meaning of rejection and self assessment.

He is best known for portraying J.K. Talpade in the Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man (2019-2021).

Sharib started his career by working in movies as an actor. In 2008, he appeared in Slumdog Millionaire, which became an Oscar-winning movie.

In 2012, he obtained a major role in Filmistaan, alongside Inaamulhaq and Kumud Mishra. He played a supporting role in Jab Tak Hai Jaan, which starred Shahrukh Khan, Anushka Sharma and Katrina Kaif.

Later, he worked on films like Badmashiyaan (2015), Phullu Phullu (2017), Vodka Diaries (2018), Batti GUI Meter Chalu (2018), Nakkash (2019), Ujda Chaman (2019), and Darbaan (2020).

Sharib Hashmi’s other work has included the Amazon Prime production Blockbuster Series The Family Man and Voot Select blockbuster Asur.

In 2020, he appeared in the television series A Viral WeddingScam 1992, and worked in numerous commercials, television web series and films.

OTT has given me a new lease of life

Sharib Hashmi

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In conversation, he said, “I don’t see any difference. Because I have to act in front of the camera only”. He added, “if you’re a theatre is a different medium. And if you’re working in front of the camera, so there is no much difference, as far as acting is concerned”.

He further added that the only differentiation he could see is getting more footage or there is enough time to establish other characters as well, not just the main protagonists”.

An OTT, like a web series has seven to eight hours of duration. So we get time to explore other characters, other tracks and add more layers. We get more to do and we get to explore our characters. So in a way, it helps the actors break in a great way.

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