We already knew that singer, songwriter and composer Salim Merchant is multi-talented, but he’s just gone and added ‘actor’ to his list! He’s made his acting debut opposite Tillotama Shome in Fired, the fifth film in Y-Films’ Love Shots anthology. Directed by Ankur Tewari, it tells the story of a young couple, where the wife has been fired and meets her chef husband, who has a shocking revelation to make himself.
I never thought that acting is such an involved art form until I actually started preparing for it. Being a composer and scoring films like Ab tak Chappan and Chak De! India, among others, I always followed the actor’s timing to know where to score and where not to and I was intrigued with the idea of acting. I’m fortunate to have Ankur (director) and Tillotama who is such a fine actress to spend hours doing readings and workshops preparing for my character.
What did you think of Fired?