I am jealous of Ranbir Kapoor: Saqib Saleem
New Delhi: Actor Saqib Saleem says he is jealous of emerging star Ranbir Kapoor and attributes his meteoric rise in Bollywood to his ability to be both a star and an actor.
Saqib, who has starred in four films since making his Bollywood debut in 2011 with `Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge`, feels Ranbir`s film resume is to die for as it consists of commercial as well as off-beat movies.
"I am jealous of Ranbir Kapoor and his filmography. On one hand, he does a `Barfi!` and on the other `Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani`. He is the perfect combination of a star and actor," Saqib said.
The 25-year-old actor also showered praise on his contemporaries like Varun Dhawan, Arjun Kapoor and National award-winning actor Rajkummar Rao.
"I was blown away by Varun`s performance in `Main Tera Hero`. I called him up and said, `Bro, you killed it!` I think he is a full entertainment package," he said, adding that he liked Arjun Kapoor in `2 States` and Rajkummar Rao in `Shahid`.
In `Hawaa Hawaai`, directed by Amole Gupte, the actor played the role of a skating coach to Partho Gupte`s character.
When asked if he was apprehensive to play a character, who is not the lead, Saqib said, "It depends on how one sees things. I hate to compare my role with Partho`s but I would say that my role is as good as his. The dream he sees of being a skater in the film, becomes my dream too. I never had any doubt regarding that."