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Sharib Hashmi Talks About Family Man, Facing Rejections & Taking Risks reminsce

Sharib Hashmi Talks About Family Man, Facing Rejections & Taking Risks reminsce

Varun Duggirala and Sharib Hashmi reminisce on their MTV days and chat about Sharib’s inspiring journey to becoming an actor, how he turned rejection into motivation, his undefeatable optimism, how his break in Family Man changed his life and a whole lot more!

Sharib Hashmi is an Indian actor, writer, producer and director who works in Hindi cinema. He is best known for portraying J.K. Talpade in the Amazon Prime Video series The Family Man and Sunny in Filmistaan.


(00:00 - 01:10) Intro

(01:13 - 03:00) Sharib Hashmi’s Childhood Dream Of Becoming A Hero

(03:05 - 03:50) Sharib Hashmi’s decision to pursue acting seriously

(03:53 - 04:10) Sharib Hashmi On His The Role Of His Wife’s Support

(04:11 - 05:57) Sharib Hashmi On Facing Rejections - Most Difficult Phase Of His LIfe

(06:00 - 07:27) Sharib Hashmi On Optimism & Finding Strength In Difficult Times

(07:30 - 08:30) Sharib Hashmi On The Value Of Patience

(08:33 - 11:27) Sharib Hashmi’s First Break In Jab Tak Hain Jaan

(11:29 - 13:15)  Sharib Hashmi On Facing Unprecedented Setbacks

(13:16 - 16:10) How Sharib Hashmi Became J K Talpade In Family Man

(16:13 - 19:40) Sharib Hashmi On His Process

(19:41 - 21:40) Sharib Hashmi On Writing

(21:42 - 25:45)  Sharib Hashmi On How He Landed Vikram Vedha

(25:46 - 34:05)  Sharib Hashmi On How He Became A Comedy Writer

(34:09 - 34:39) Sharib Hashmi On Taking Risks

(34:40 - 36:15) Sharib Hashmi On Self Doubt & Overcoming Insecurities

(36:18 - 42:05)  Sharib Hashmi and VArun Duggirlaa DIscuss OTT Platforms

(42:08 - 42:45)  How Sharib Hashmi Takes A Pause

(42:46 - 45:04)  Sharib Hashmi and Varun Duggirala Discuss Loving What You Do

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About the show

“Take apause with Varun Duggirala” ( previously “The      Varun Duggi show”) is a twice a week podcast that’s meant     to enable its listeners to take a pause amidst the chaos of their   daily   lives to learn tools, embrace ideas and soak in concepts that   will   help them find motivation, build the right mindset and perform  at    their best. Varun also occasionally taps into the minds of     truly interesting people to give listeners a learn from and    use in their  work, life and everything in-between.

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