Published On: Wed, Apr 13th, 2016

Ahsan’s debut in Bollywood


Ahsan and Mahira

Pakistani heartthrobs like Fawad Khan and Atif Aslam may have gained praise in Bollywood and Indians like a lot but they don’t find much space in showbiz in Pakistan because of the budget constraints. Another Pakistani actor Ahsan Khan considered Hindi filmdom as the best thing to have accrued to Pakistani stars. Ahsan, who is at present a part of the TV show Meri Zindagi Hai Tu, is thrilled regarding how willingly Pakistani actors are being welcomed by the Indian audience.

Ahsan told in an interview that “I think it is wonderful and one of the best things which could happen to us. People in Pakistan love Bollywood films. I think it is a great move and I feel the kind of appreciation given to Pakistani actors and singers is amazing,” The actor, who has been a part of Pakistan’s television industry for approximately a decade, feels the trade of talent should persist so that the people from both nations remain associated.

Whereas in the near future two Pakistani actors will debut in Indian cinema, one is Mahira Khan in Raees and the other is Saba Qamar with an as yet untitled project. Ahsan revealed regarding his plans of debuting in Bollywood movies. It was inquired about his upcoming ventures and he told, “It would be too early to say ‘yes’, but I have had a couple of meetings and met a couple of people. I’ve received a very positive response. So let’s see if something good works out. If it does, I would love to work in India.”

On the same time, Ahsan will not resolve for small screen emergence in Bollywood dramas. He added, “I believe that I would like to work in Indian films instead of TV because I have been doing TV for years now. I would definitely prefer doing some nice films in India, instead of dramas.” He said that the Indian film industry is very huge than Pakistan’s, “It’s like Pakistan calling actors from Hollywood or Bollywood. We might not have a big budget yet, but getting the chance to work here would appeal to a lot of actors.”

Ahsan debuted in Pakistani industry with Nikaah, the drama which abruptly gave popularity to him. He is optimistic that once Pakistani entertainment has larger budgets, it will begin calling in Indian actors. “As soon as our film industry has big budgets, they may start hiring Indian people.”

He explained further, “It is this talent exchange, this art and medium that can really get people together,”


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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.