Published On: Mon, Apr 4th, 2016

Advocate of physical fitness

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Veteran actor Farhan Ally Agha, who stepped in the Pakistani TV industry in the late 1990s, has a versatile acting career. He has played lead and supporting roles and intermittently represented the antagonist ones with confidence. Though, with the latest bang of the media industry paving way for commencing of abundant local television channels, he steadily vanished into the background with the young actors who are going to take his place.

But he is still in moves with the silver screen with Sabeeha Sumar’s Good Morning Karachi. Pursuing the movie’s release where Agha played a bit-part role in Jawani Phir Nahi Ani 2015. The ex-model is currently going to make his initial full-fledged appearance in the imminent action movie, Maalik.

He was stating in an interview as, “With Maalik you can say that it will be the first time that I’ll be playing a major role in any movie,”

Agha has waited for a long time to get the right opportunity and now get the chance but at this age his physique doesn’t make hurdle in the way. He is still charming with his lean and chiseled physique. “You may have noticed how actors in TV serials used to have more chocolate boy looks and they didn’t give much importance to physical fitness,” Agha stated. “But now, with films becoming popular you will see how all actors — both old and new — are focusing on their physique” he added.

Agha quoted the actors across the border saying that “Even if Hrithik Roshan is playing a villager in a movie, you will see the character has strong biceps.”

He is an advocate of physical fitness and to strength his saying he added an experience that how on sets of Maalik had to carry gear, weighing nearly 40lbs, latched onto their bodies.

He remarked as, “Having shadowed them throughout the film-making process not only helped me prepare better for my character but also learn more about the challenges these people encounter,”

Agha is not only one leading actor in a movie, but is also marking his co-actor Ashir Azeem’s directorial debut. Admiring Azeem’s inimitable move toward to the craft, Agha stated that “Unlike other directors, he lets the actors improvise. He doesn’t restrict them by telling them to perform according to the lighting or script. He knows how important it is to make the scenes dynamic especially in an action film.”

Maalik is going to release on 8 April. Agha is busy in his two upcoming major projects including Moammar Rana’s directed Sikandar and Ahmed Azhar’s Whistle.

About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.