Delhi-based actor Shahab Ali, returned in his negative role of Sajid in the recently-released series "The Family Man 2". In the new season he got a chance to work with South star Samantha Akkineni (Raji), and he is clearly awestruck.
Those who have watched the series are aware of the soft corner Sajid develops for Raji in the show as they embark on their mission together. They share similar concerns for taking revenge against those who hurt them with a view to take back what was theirs.
During an interaction with Bollywood Hungama, Shahab was asked if there was more to their rapport in the show, to which he said that certain elements were deleted because they didn’t make sense.
He said, “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).”
In an earlier interview with IANS, Ali said, "When the series directors (Raj and DK) told me that they had cast Samantha in the show, I was very excited. She is a big star and I really admire her. I had seen 'Super Deluxe' and some other films of her. In the beginning I was a little intimidated. Actually, when the shoot started and we talked, nervousness turned into comfort. She is very focused and dedicated. I learnt a lot. The experience I had with Samantha will help me in future," he says.
Shahab, who comes from a strong theatre background, is open to working in South films, too. "If there is a good project, it doesn't matter what language it is. I don't even believe in medium. I do theatre, web series, ad, anything new where creative people want to do something good. The role has to be nice and that is my priority," he added.