Zeeshan Ayyub discusses his unique role in “Haddi”, the nature of love, and upcoming projects.
Have you ever wanted to know what it’s like playing a love interest for a transgender co-star in a crime drama? Well look no further – Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub can tell you all about it!
Akshat Ajay Sharma gave this talented actor the chance to demonstrate their acting prowess in “Haddi,” an exceptional film directed by him. Also in it are Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap who take on challenging double roles – one being Haddi/Harika for Nawaz while Zeeshan plays Irfan for Zeeshan.
Zeeshan opened up to IANS about the impact of his role and its long-term effects, saying such roles often leave an imprint on actors – though not exclusively negative ones – though not only taking, but also giving back what you take from it; as Zeeshan notes it can transform one in ways you didn’t anticipate before playing such characters can shake and alter you in profound ways.
Now this story of love doesn’t follow a traditional mold; rather it shows how love can take many forms and still remain honest and genuine. Zeeshan said it best: “Love can exist between anyone of any gender; its essence remains simple and pure.”
He shared some behind-the-scenes details. According to him, there were no issues playing such an intense role; in fact, he was pretty thrilled. The only hiccup was scheduling; it took him nearly two months before agreeing.
A Peek at Haddi
Zee Studios and Anandita Studios present Haddi. Featuring top actors like Siddiqui in dual roles as well as Ila Arun, Saurabh Sachdeva, Rajesh Kumar and Ivanka Das – you can catch it for yourself on ZEE5. When in India? Try watching some of Ayyub’s other works available online through ZEE5.
Are you curious as to what actor has been up to lately? He made an impressive appearance in a show called Scoop as Imran Siddiqui and shared screen with Karishma Tanna, Harman Baweja and Prosenjit Chatterjee.
However, there’s more. Our actor is set for another big role in “Sam Bahadur”, playing Yahya Khan opposite Vicky Kaushal, Snaya Malhotra and Fatima Sana Shaikh – wish him luck as we know he’ll nail it! Good luck Zeeshan; we know you’ll do amazing.