His parents wanted him to become a bureaucrat. His teachers told him to go to Mumbai to pursue his dream. Saqib Saleem Wani, 29, decided to follow his heart and became a secret agent. At least, on screen.
He will be seen soon in a leading role in Apoorva Lakhia’s espionage drama Crackdown 2 on the streaming platform Voot Select. Wani acts as an agent of the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s external intelligence agency. His character, Bilal, uncovers a threat to India’s security.