Siblings Saqib and Huma never rehearsed together for Dobaara
For real life siblings to work together professionally can be a blessing. Getting support from a sibling during work can be bliss in a stressful environment and management. But in the case of actors and siblings, Saqib Saleem and Huma Qureshi it was the complete opposite.
During the making of their soon to release film Dobaara, both the actors never rehearsed together for their scenes, a much different approach to the normal norm for actors on sets. The reason for this being that they wanted to surprise each other with their skills. Both of them are brilliant actors and have carved their own path in Bollywood. On Saqib’s suggestion, they decided to do this exercise and the end result is for you to see and decide how fair they were by not rehearsing together.
When quizzed about this exercise, Saqib said,“Yes it is true that we didn’t rehearse together as we both are competitive actors and love improvising .. I think it was also the fact that we wanted to surprise each other on set.. A bit of sibling rivalry is fun I guess.”
Incidentally, they play onscreen brother and sister in Dobaara which is an adaptation of the Hollywood cult horror film Oculus. Dobaara releases on June 2, 2017.