When Kashmir’s 19-year-old Qazi Touqeer first appeared on television in the music reality show Fame Gurukul, viewers couldn’t help but comment on the boy’s Hrithik Roshan look. His longish hair and light-eyes did have some resemblance to the Krrish star.
Two years down the line, Qazi is set to take on Hrithik Roshan himself!
Well, the boy is ready to set foot in Bollywood as an actor. His first movie Take Off is almost ready and Qazi’s very excited. “It’s got dance, romance, a lot of scope for acting. And, I’m also singing my own songs,” says the 21-year-old, who incidentally is not a trained singer.
The movie is produced by Nasim Rizvi, the producer of Chori Chori Chupke Chupke , who was in jail for alleged underworld connections. Ask Qazi about this and he says, “It’s a fantastic script and that’s all that mattered to me. Nasim Rizvi is a sweet guy.”
From a lanky lad, Qazi’s come a long way. After he was declared winner on the reality show, he took a break, gained weight and worked hard on building his physique.
So does he really have a Hritik Roshan hangover? “When I was on the show, people said that. I was glad because Hrithik is a good-looking, hot guy. But no, I don’t have a Hrithik hangover. I am Qazi Touqeer and I’m happy being that. And by the way, people now compare me with Sylvester Stallone. Of course, I have no idea why,” he smiles.
The young man has got loads of attitude and he’s certainly not apologetic. “You’ve got to have an attitude. Everytime I look into the mirror, I say I can become a superstar. I don’t say I will do this or that. I always say ‘I can do this’! If you believe you can, you can.” Attitude apart, the boy from the valley does credit audiences for his overnight stardom. “People kept voting for me in the show all the time. I am a mediocre singer, but a good performer,” he says, referring to some kind of an “X-factor” that he feels he had brought to the show. “The show initially was just about singing. But I had this bindaas attitude. I always spoke my mind. I guess that’s what people liked about me.” .
source : TimesofIndia