Asim Riaz rose to popularity with his stint in the television reality show Bigg Boss 13. He was declared the first runner up of the show. While he may not have won the game, he definitely won the hearts of people. The actor/model enjoys a massive fan following on social media even long after Bigg Boss 13 concluded. Ever since Bigg Boss, Asim has been a part of several music videos and is on the receiving end of great many work offers.
Recently an old video starring Asim as a background dancer in an ad featuring Shah Rukh Khan had gone viral on social media. In an exclusive chat with Bollywood Hungama, Asim opened up about the ad. “That was around the end of 2013-14. I had just moved to Mumbai and you go to auditions and they say whether you are fit or unfit. This was an ad, I went for. It was a three day shoot. It was a Lux ad. There were a lot of guys and I was a model. Back in the day, models were not given that recognition. If you were just out of the blue coming in the way, nobody would respect you because they think everybody is the same,” he said.
“But that has nothing to do with the ad. It was my bread and butter. That time I got a call saying you have to do this and I was like I am doing it because I have to pay my rent, pay my bills. I was working,” he continued.
“I have done ads with Kangana Ranaut as well and many other ads. It was just the beginning of something big,” he added.