Despite featuring in an array of television and print advertisements of companies like Gillette and Ford, it is the big screen that is Salman Bokhari’s salvation. The Pakistani-American actor’s struggle to make it big in Hollywood began when he was merely eight years old.
His mother would make him watch films such as Gone with the Wind and it was that initial exposure to films that made him dream of being a part of Hollywood. 35 years down the lane, the dream has actually come true, but in a ‘bad’ way.
So far, he has played a terrorist in the film Blood Shot (2013) followed by a role of a thug in Bullet (2014) and if that’s not enough, he plays a gangster in his upcoming feature film Sector 4.
“Being ethnic, it is hard to be a leading man in Hollywood. However, I do foresee a change in the next few years,”
“I intend to play the role of a leading man rather than [the usual role of a] bad guy in my upcoming projects.”
Although his place in Hollywood is not as gratifying as was expected, Bokhari seems quite self assured.