Dubai: Asim Riaz loves the city's vibe
The 'Bigg Boss' star who was in the city recently talked to us about his latest music video and why he's grateful to his fans for their support.
Model, actor and reality television star Asim Riaz is winning hearts once again after starring in new music video Saiyyonee, Bollywood composer Gourov Dasgupta's first solo single that portrays love, romance and heartbreak.
The Bigg Boss 13 runner-up, who amassed a huge fan following during and after the show, has appeared in music videos earlier, including four with fellow Bigg Boss contestant Himanshi Khurana - Kalla Sohna Nai, Afsos Karoge, Dil Ko Maine Di Kasam, and Khyaal Rakhya Kar - all of which proved very popular.
The video of Saiyyonee which launched on March 17 already has over 8 million views and expressing his gratefulness to fans, Asim tells City Times, “I feel blessed that people are appreciating my work and sharing love towards Saiyyonee.”
When asked what is special about this particular video, Asim reveals, “Every music video is special to me, I give my best in all! Saiyyonee is special and different because it was shot on a green screen with VFX which has made the video so fabulous that people will love its vibe.”
The 27-year-old admits it was “amazing” to star alongside Khuda Haafiz actress Shivaleeka Oberoi in the video. “We've worked together for the first time on a project. She is very sweet and always dedicated towards her work. Good vibes.”
His pairing with Himanshi Khurana is much loved by fans. Does he plan to work with her again? “Yes I will, in fact we have a couple of projects lined up which will be releasing soon.”
Asim was spotted in Dubai in February, and a few of his Instagram shots sent fans into a tizzy about his next project. When asked to comment on his visit and the city, he says, “I was there to shoot the cover of an international magazine. Dubai is an amazing place to visit! I have been traveling to Dubai frequently for shoots; I just love the vibe. I can't say which is my favourite place in the city since every place in Dubai is so commentable but yes, I do visit Downtown for sure when ever I'm there.”
Many fan clubs on social media tweet about and appreciate every project of his. How does it feel to be the subject of so much love?
“I feel blessed and honoured for the love and support my fans show me.”
Among the social media posts that rack up thousands of likes are his fitness videos, and Asim says fitness to him is a “lifestyle”.
“Fitness to me isn't just going to the gym or doing a diet. No, fitness is a lifestyle! You have to live the lifestyle to be able to become a fitness freak. It requires a lot of discipline to maintain and achieve your target.”
Asim who has appeared in several television commercials and also had a part in the 2014 film Main Tera Hero, described his decade-long journey in the entertainment industry as a mix of “struggle” and “success”. “I have completed 10 years in this industry; my journey has seen a lot of ups and downs which include struggle, success… everything. I would just like to say stay motivated and focused. Good things will take place - just believe in what you do.”