In the most game-changing phase of his career, Saqib Saleem wins Audience Choice Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Male) for ’83’ (2021). Not long ago, the actor was honoured as Gamechanger Of The Year at the Bollywood Films Journalists Awards for his stellar performance in the film. Shaping his trajectory on his terms, Saqib seems to be on a winning streak. The versatile actor essayed the role of Mohinder Singh Amarnath, Vice-Captain of the Indian Cricket team that brought home a memorable World Cup victory.
Excited Saqib shared, “What an incredible journey ’83’ has been and it continues to be for me. I have so many people to thank. I’m grateful to have had people who believed in me. Big love to Mohinder Singh Amarnath sir, Kabir Khan and all my brilliant co-stars. I can’t thank the audience enough for embracing me as the Vice-Captain of India’s world cup-winning team on the big screen.”
Saqib’s film gave us the chance to relive our epic World Cup victory attributed to the Indian cricket team led by Captain, Kapil Dev and Vice-Captain, Mohinder Amarnath. In a country that nerds out on cricket, playing the role of a cricketer wasn’t a cakewalk, but the actor rose to the challenge and nailed every move on and off the pitch.
On the work front, Saqib Saleem is ready to make headlines again with ‘Crackdown 2’ and will be also seen in horror comedy, ‘Kakuda’ opposite Sonakshi Sinha and Riteish Deshmukh and his production ‘Double XL’ starring Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi, and Zaheer Iqbal.