Mumbai: The acting bug bit “Filmistaan” movie actor Sharib Hashmi when he was just a child. But he buried his acting dreams for things his heart was “clearly not into”. He credits his wife as well as friend Nitin Kakkar for helping him to resurrect his dreams.
He said: “When I wasn’t getting anywhere with those dreams, I decided to store away my acting ambitions. I got busy working on television doing MTV’s ‘Bakra’ and other spoofy stuff. But my heart was clearly not in it.”

Sharib’s wife not only allowed him to give up his job, she also funded his acting aspirations.

“She sold all her jewellery so I could pursue my acting ambitions without worrying about the food on the table. Eventually, we even had to sell our house. But I didn’t give up.”