'Panchayat' actor worked as a waiter at Saif and Kareena's wedding, then quit his job and joined theatre

Ronit Kawale
Ronit Kawale - Senior Editor
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Actor Asif Khan rose to fame by working in OTT series like 'Mirzapur', 'Panchayat', 'Paatal Lok', 'Pagglait' and 'Human'. His dialogue 'Gajab Bejati Hai Yaar' in 'Panchayat' became an instant hit and is loved by many even today. However, his journey to make a mark in the acting world was not easy. Like many people, he too has seen a tough road, working hard to stay on top. However, during his struggling days, he has also worked in the wedding of Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saif Ali Khan. During an interview with 'Hindustan Times', Asif Khan shared his struggles of becoming an actor. He said that it was not easy to sustain himself in the city of dreams. His father had passed away and he started doing small jobs to make a living. However, in 2010, he convinced his mother to take up acting.

Work at Kareena Kapoor-Saif Ali Khan's party

Asif further told that he used to work as a waiter in a hotel. A few months later, when he was working in the kitchen department, there was a party in the hotel, which was the wedding reception of Bollywood actress Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan. Recalling that moment, the actor told many things.

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worked as a waiter

Asif said, “To support myself, I started working as a waiter in a hotel. After a few months, when I was working in the kitchen department, we saw a party which was the reception of Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor.”

He left his job and joined the theatre.

However, Asif quit the job and started working in a mall. Meanwhile, he started giving auditions and joined a theatre group in Jaipur, Rajasthan. Soon, he started working as a casting assistant and started doing small roles in films like 'Toilet: Ek Prem Katha', 'Pari', 'Pagglait' and many others.

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