Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub is one of the few actors who doesn't mince his words and he has been forthright in expressing his political beliefs no matter what. For this, he has also lost several projects but that doesn't stop Zeeshan from being vocal about his political stance. Recently, Garima Das of Outlook India had a conversation with the actor where he expressed his desire to play any politician as his political views have nothing to do with his acting choices.
Asked which political leader he would like to play on screen, the 'Scoop' actor said, ''See, me talking about political things has nothing to do with my acting choices (he laughs). It is a different thing altogether. In a sense, I won't be a part of a film that I don't agree with but that's a different thing. But I would love to play any character. I don't have to always play a character that I agree with. I can play any character and I would love to play a character which I completely disagree with. I would love to explore that part also. So, any politician I would love to play.''
Earlier, in an interview with us, Zeeshan said that he had faced the brunt of being forthright in expressing his political beliefs on social media. "Two years back people were actually... that is why I would love to mention to you that there was a phase when suddenly people were afraid to work with me as they thought, 'pata nahi ye kya bolta hai, kya karta hai. Inse bach ke rehna hain' and all those things,'' said the actor.
He further said, "I have always been that person who used to voice my opinions and do street plays. I have been from that culture. So, when I was saying things I knew that I have to face the brunt. I was not a fool to not know that it wouldn't affect me. I can't compromise on my principles and basic humanity for money or for work. I knew that there will be people who will work with me for my work and talent not for my political opinion. So, ya, I knew and I faced the brunt and I am still facing it. Last year has been magical. I worked on seven projects which was the maximum I have worked ever. I got the opportunity to work with the ones I always wanted to on some really good projects."