Shabbir Ahluwalia won't quit TV

Last Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2008 05:21 hrs

When most of the television actors bid adieu to the medium after getting a chance in films, Shabbir Ahluwalia, who was seen in Shootout At Lokhandwala, says he is still in love with small screen and will continue working in serials.

Shabbir played one of the lead characters in Apoorva Lakhia's Shootout At Lokhandwala and will now be seen in his Mission Istanbul that is releasing on July 25.

"As of now I have no plans to leave television and I am happy with the things happening around me," said Shabbir.

Shabbir, who gained much popularity with serials like Kahiin Toh Hoga and now seen in Kayamath, said, "Television and cinema are two different mediums and I enjoy working in both of them. Television is exciting as long as one is not greedy and does selective work that excites them."

He is looking forward to Mission Istanbul that also stars Vivek Oberoi, Zayed Khan and Suniel Shetty. "I'm playing a negative role of an Afghan terrorist. The film is based on international terrorism so my role is quite important.

"It is completely different from what I played in Shootout... and Apoorva has taken special care to shape every character in the film in the best possible way."

Shabbir is said to be close to Lakhia who has signed him for his action comedy Generation X.

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