‘The Family Man’ villain Shahab Ali opens up on his financial crisis – Times of India


Shahab Ali, who plays one of the villains in popular series ‘The Family Man’, has opened up about the success he received post the series. He has also spilled the beans on the financial crisis he faced when the nationwide lockdown was imposed last year.

Speaking about his financial condition, Shahab Ali told a news portal that he comes from a humble background and that monetarily things were always tough for him and continues to be the same. Shahab Ali also stated that before the release of ‘The Family Man’ he was in a very tough situation as all the work had stopped and he had to empty his Mumbai flat and return to his home in Delhi. Shahab Ali continues to stay in Delhi and is hopeful that things will improve in near future.

‘The Family Man’ is led by Manoj Bajpayee and the second season also starrer South sensation Samantha Akkineni in a pivotal role. Speaking about the actress, Manoj Bajpayee had told ETimes, “She’s so amazing and it is for everyone to see. When you watch the show, you can see the dedication and sincerity of an actor who has completely thrown herself into the role, with that much intensity. It was challenging for her physically and she’s really gone through an extreme training for the role. By the time we reached Chennai for the shoot, she was all there. She was being trained by Yannick (Ben), a French guy. The videos that they showed me of her training, it was mind-blowing. She’s been going through that preparation and the physical process of a transformation, that completely threw me off as to how dedicated and how sincere she is as an actor. She is a thorough professional.”

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