Shahjahanpur, May 30 (UNI) Be reel or real life, one has to struggle to fulfil dreams.
This is the journey of a poor rickshaw puller, who became an actor after facing hassles for long. He is presently in his native village here for the premiere of his third film 'Cocktail'.
His maiden project was 'Isahq na karna', which came and went without impact, while another was Rajpal's Yadav 'Undertrial' that fetched him both laurels and fame.
However, Waqar, does not even wish to recall his hard days, which still bring him to tears.
''I used to pull rickshaw to fetch bread and butter for my family, but I yearned to work in movies,'' the actor said narrating his hard struggle to UNI.
''To fulfil my dream, I left everything here and went to the city of dreams Mumbai...that was the starting of tough times. I spent my days begging for work outside studios,'' Waqar says.
''At times, I felt like returning home, but couldn't as I had sold my mother's jewellery to meet the expenses of staying in a big and glamorous city,'' he recalls.
But now, things have changed and Waqar is in in the district to promote his new film. He rode bicycle for 40 km from his native village Gubara to reach the theatre.
Talking about his role in the flick, Waqar said,''Cocktail is a suspense thriller against intoxication...it will definitely grab audience's attention.'' Waqar did not forget to take the blessings of the elderlies and love of the youngsters.
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