Three years later, Haikel showed up on the big screens as Johari Salleh in Army Daze. It's by far my favourite Singapore made movie. In fact, I don't know of anyone that didn't like Army Daze. It was a movie that Singaporeans all of races could relate to. It had a stellar cast and no matter how many times I watch it, I find it absolutely downright hilarious! For it to earn S$1,600,000 at the local box office back in those days was just phenomenal.
I'll never be able to understand why there are people that dislike or hate Sheikh Haikel. I've seen comments on forums and I've heard people talk smack. I reckon it could be down to jealously. Could it be because he is successful? Or maybe because he married a babe called Anna Belle Francis and their pathetic little brains couldn't understand why they fell madly in love?! For the record, I call them the Royal couple of the Singapore entertainment scene. They send loving tweets to each other all the time, have two beautiful children and both of them are talented. It's cute watching them on OKTO's Knockout.
I have met Haikel twice. Once at the Dads for Life conference and the other time was at Timbre Substation. He was really friendly and he came across as a fantastic down to earth guy.
Ok let's talk about his music for a bit. I dig his song 'Still Steady'. The short music he did with football stars from the past is pretty cool as well. It would be fitting to use this song for the LIONSXII when we return to the Malaysia Cup. I mean, after all these years we've been out of the cup and now that we are returning, we're Still Steady. How's that for an idea FAS?!