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Jyothi Venkatesh

Those of us who have seen 33 year old actor Muzamil Ibrahim in action in web series Special Ops will agree that his role is physically very demanding. The actor says that the series required a lot of preparation. “It was physically challenging as it required a lot of action. We had to put a lot more in the preparation than you actually see. People are saying that it has been quite a turning point in my career. It’s such a big hit. Honestly, I didn’t know what to expect. People have been calling and saying that show is amazing and that it will change my career, but let’s see. I don’t see life in this way. One can never be sure in our industry,” he says.Talking about his future plans, Muzamil says, “I am taking baby steps at the moment. I was always hungry for good work but there weren’t opportunities. But thanks to the OTT platforms coming in, now there are.”

Ask him who he loves to see on screen and why, and he says, “I loved Shahid Kapoor in Kabir Sing and Farhan Akhtar in Bhaag Mikha Bhaag, they both were great. I think I can be amazing in such roles too.  I am dying to do an action film or a sports film. It would suit me a lot.”Muzamil says that acting has always come very naturally to him. “Everything in India is about films and cricket. Somehow you don’t need a reason to get connected to them, you just are organically. I didn’t learn acting from anywhere, I don’t think you can learn it. No one can teach you how to act, they can only guide you with the do’s and dont’s,” he says.He adds, “I love everything about being an actor. I love the fact you can touch so many lives. The love people shower on you without even knowing you personally. There are cons to it too, it’s the hardest profession in the world and if you are not a star kid, the struggle is real. It’s not for the faint-hearted.”