By Joginder Tuteja
There were talks about Adnan Sami debuting as a leading man in Bela Sehgal’s film which was to be produced by T-Series. However, with the project now been shelved, Adnan has moved on. He is open to the acting career but insists that currently, his priority lies in composing for films.
"Frankly, I have shifted my attention to composing music. This is where my priority lies", says Adnan Sami whose songs were last heard in Vikram Bhatt’s spook flick 1920, "I want to give fair amount of time in creating music though sometime down the line, I may be seen as a leading man too."
It was about a year back that his T-Series project was announced. His role was written keeping his real life personality when he used to be a fat man) in mind. A comedy, it was about a fat man falling in love with a girl. The trials and tribulations which followed provided a dramatic edge to the film where Adnan was supposed to be playing a singer. The film was also supposed to mark the debut of Mona Singh of ‘Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin’ fame. However, the project had to be abandoned since in the last few months, Adnan has lost about 100 kilos and he is not overweight anymore. Disappointed that the film is not happening?
"Not really because I am in no tearing hurry to become a hero", says Adnan Sami in a matter of fact tone, "Yes, acting is in the pipeline but that would happen only if I am absolutely satisfied with the script. I have to be comfortable with what I get to enact in front of the camera. I am ready to take my own time before plunging into acting."
Meanwhile he seems to have taken a backseat even as a singer. While there was a time when there was at least one song in his voice featuring in every second film album, today that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Laughs Adnan, "Yes, I have slowed down because as I mentioned earlier, it is creating music which is keeping me occupied. My next soundtrack would be for Ken Ghosh’s film that stars Shahid Kapoor. Then there is Raj Kanwar directed ‘Sadiyaan’. It is a superb project with veteran actors like Rekha, Hema Malini, Rishi Kapoor and Shabana Azmi coming together. Plus, there is also a non-film album with T-Series", details Adnan. -(SAMPURN)