Actor Saqib wani thinks YOUTH OF KASHMIR has alot of potential but due to lack of oppourtunities they are not able to do so


Actor Saqib wani bani has finished shooting for the second season of Apoorva Lakhia’s espionge thriller series ‘Crackdown 2’. He will be seen playing the negative character as “bilal” in the series.

Saqib wani is an Indian film, Television actor and director. Saqib has done theatre workshops with Late Irfan khan, late Om puri , Nashruddin shah and Vijay Raaj. In 1998 , Saqib wani started as a child artist with doordarshan serial “ghar ki Dehleej”. Saqib wani did did his television debut with crime petrol on sony Tv. Thereafter In 2014, he did Udaan with colors Tv. In 2019, Saqib wani bagged a negative role in Netflix series “Bard of Blood” produced under Shah Rukh Khan’s production banner Red Chillies Entertainment which was shot in India and

In addition to his acting career, Saqib wani Directed two music videos “Lolan” (2021) & “Zard” (2022) which were released by Zee music company. Lolan (2021) has 4.9 million views in an year. Both the music videos has been shot in kashmir and temprature was below 15°.

Actor Saqib wani will be seen in the second season of Apoorva Lakhia’s espionge thriller series ‘Crackdown 2’. He will seen playing as “bilal” in the series who is a 2nd negative lead. This series has been shot in Bangkok, Mumbai, jaisalmer & kashmir.

“In past 24 years, lot of things has changed. Be it the techniques used in Action sequence or VFX and editing. Everything has been upgraded for good. Work has become easy” says Saqib Bani.

Saqib wani believes OTT platform has given the employment oppoutunities to alot of people especially during the lockdown.

Saqib wani hails from Kashmir and his father always wanted him to become an IAS officer. His mom was very supportive. He lost his mom 2 years ago while he was shooting for the series. Being an actor he thinks “There should be more recques to be done in kashmir for shooting. Lot of the places in kashmir are unexplored. Kashmir has formed a New film policy which should be utilised by the entertainment industry. Youth of kashmir is very much inclined towards acting but due to lack of oppourtunities they are not able to make it happen. Kashmir has no theatre groups or academies for aspiring actors to learn. Just to give one audition, an actor has to travel from kashmir to mumbai” dds Saqib wani.

Dilip kumar was his inspiration to become an actor amd he wants to follow his footsteps.


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