“I aspired to be behind the camera, fortunately or unfortunately I happen to be in front of it now,” said actor Shariq Hassan. Shariq Hassan, son of popular actor Riyaz Khan, is passionate about photography. He became popuular after he took part in season 2 of Big Boss Tamil. He played antagonist in Pencil.
Speaking to News Today on the sidelines of the launch of Thamizhan Football Club’s scouting programme, Shariq said he was enthusiastic about the launch and that he recognises it as a big step for football in Tamilnadu and a place for youngsters to be groomed.
Shariq said that he started playing football at a young age and credits England player David Beckham as his role model. Asked about his favourite team, he said, “I always support Manchester United”. Stressing on the importantance of regular workouts, Shariq says, “I work out six times a week and for an hour-and-a-half each day.”
“I do forty minutes of intense exercises followed up by thirty minutes on the treadmill,” he added. He posts regular videos of him working out to his Instagram account.
Shariq also loves animals and frequently posts pictures of his pets online. He has four cats and two dogs. When asked if he liked dogs more than cats he said,’It doesn’t matter if it’s a cat or a dog, I am an animal lover’. Asked about his forthcoming film, he says, ‘ We are working on something big and it will be released later this year’.
(Report by Theodore Herold Rajan)