"I tried to find ways to show that although he may be the bad guy, there might be a moment or just a hint of vulnerability at times, where he hasn't made the right calculations or there's a certain amount of doubt."
"At some point, they want to introduce Mandarin into the storyline and my character, like Mandarin, was the leader of the Ten Rings. We left it open because, partly, it makes good business sense for us to leave a little bit of uncertainty for people to speculate on."
"After seeing the script, I spoke to Jon and Kevin and explained that it was a superhero movie, in which the bad guys can be mercenaries. To my delight, they saw the point. They don’t know what we [muslims] are like in real life and it is not their responsibility to clear misconceptions about us."