Actor-filmmaker Sohail Khan says the greatest thing to happen to his newest film Freaky Ali was Nawazuddin Siddiqui joining the cast,
He says he cannot imagine the film being made without the actor.
“People think golf is an elitist game meant for the rich and the privileged. My basic premise for the film was what if someone from the lower ranks of the society, in this case, an undergarment seller from a small town, stumbles upon the game by chance,” he added.
This is where writer Raaj Shaandilya came to help Sohail co-write the script, he says, adding that he knew the writer from the time he was working on ‘Comedy Circus’ as he was a judge on the show.
“It’s my good fortune that Nawaz came on board. I can’t see this film working without him,” the director adds.
Nawazuddin, admits Sohail, has become a part of Sohail’s family. “It’s really very simple in our family. If you love us, we love you back. If you are hostile towards us, then that’s what you get from the family.”
Apart from movies, Sohail, who has directed “Freaky Ali”, says he has always been interested in sports.
Talking about his love of sports he says he plays cricket and a lot of other games. “In fact, I’ve starred in a film on boxing ‘Aryan’ which didn’t do well. I feel it came ahead of its time,” he said. – CINEWS