Amol Gupte impressed with Saqib`s performance in `Hawaa Hawaai`

Mumbai: Filmmaker Amol Gupte, who is working with Saqib Saleem in his next film `Hawaa Hawaai`, is impressed with the actor`s performance.

"Frankly, I was not prepared for it, but I am proud to have Saqib on board. Whatever little we have shot has left me impressed," Gupte said in a statement.

Saqib plays the prominent character of a skating coach in the film and is getting himself trained for the role.

The actor feels honoured to work with Gupte and says: "Amole and I spent a lot of time together before the shoot so that I could become familiar with his style of filmmaking."

Saqib, who made his Bollywood debut in 2011 with film `Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge`, has also played lead role in `Mere Dad Ki Maruti`, made by Y-Films, an arm of Yash Raj Films.

He also worked with filmmaker Karan Johar for his 20-minute film in "Bombay Talkies". When asked about his career graph so far, he said: " I am lucky to have had the opportunity to work with path-breaking directors so early in my career.

"I had watched `Stanley Ka Dabba` and wanted to be a part of Gupte`s kind of cinema. As an actor, I am hungry for diverse roles and my sole aim is to learn as much I can from him," he added.

`Hawaa Hawaai` is slated to release April 18, next year.