GLOSS Issue 2 ( July / August 2017 ) - Page 18

C E L E B R I T Y You have been in the showbiz for quite some time now. Tell us about the journey so far? It has been quite a journey. I have faced rejection and humiliation. I have dealt them with respect and admiration. So, it’s fair to say that I have had my highs and my lows. It has been a journey that has helped me become a better actor and a better human being. I have achieved success through hard work, diligence and perseverance. Money, social status, political connections and favours did not come into play as I rose in stature as an actor. This is the only way I would have wanted it. It is a journey I would undertake again a million times. How far do you think the Pakistani drama and film industry has come from the time you started? I believe that television has seen some technical improvement and a lot of new acting, directing and talent. Not only that, the soundtracks have improved tremendously. However, I believe that it has not progressed intellectually. There is a need for a large number of new writers who can explore the full spectrum of human life and existence through television plays. On the other hand, films have seen tremendous growth. I believe that the Pakistani cinema will become one of the major film industries after a decade or two. This year Pakistan film industry has been all about revivals. Do you agree to this and what should be done to make it better? I believe that Pakistani cinema has gone through a rebirth and not a revival. We are making films today that are nothing like the films made back in the days. The Pakistani industry has reinvented itself and continues to grow. I t [HX\وH[\B[\[ۈH[و[ۙ^K]X[]HقX[ۈ[ܙX]\][Y\˂\X[KHYY[ܙH[[X\[HYY™^ܝ\[\\[Y\˂[H]HXY[X[[[[[œX[ۋXوHYH\H[H[YܝXH]’H[^HX[