Published On: Wed, Feb 17th, 2016

Hasan Rizvi’s journey from choreographer to an actor



Hasan Rizvi is an ace choreographer and known for his dancing skills but now he is going to expand his horizons with debuting in acting in Wajahat Rauf’s imminent comedy Lahore Se Aagay.

The 31-year-old Hasan revealed that the initial work has been started and “I will be working in Lahore Se Aagay and have a supporting role in it,” he further added that “The film will be shot in April and May this year, with an expected release of sometime around Choti Eid. For now, we are still searching for a co-supporting lady to accompany me,”

It is not Hasan’s first offer for acting, he has been offered several times but the choreographer was waiting for the good venture, “Initially, I would get offers but I found most of the projects very disorganized.” He continued that “I wanted to look the part of an actor. Looks are developed over time but one must do it wholeheartedly. Therefore, I followed a stringent workout regime and shed 18kgs in seven months, instead of feeling miserable because of excess weight,” he was sharing about his role, “This is a supporting role so I am feeling a bit challenged,” he was telling about his nervousness that “Komal says comedy is much harder to do than romance; so, I am scared and nervous, but definitely very excited!”

Hasan is not just working in Lahore Se Aagay but he will also be severed as Director of Choreography for Azaan Sami Khan’s imminent movie Superstar. He was also sharing that this is the initial time when a director of choreography is being hired for any project in Pakistan. He shared that “I will be looking after not only the signature steps but styling and dance steps in item numbers and soft numbers, as well,” He further said about Khan’s mother, the legendary Zeba Bakhtiar who is also working on the movie that “She is doing so much for Superstar! She has experience from Bollywood, which we all lack, and does small things which most of us overlook,” he further elaborated that “If this film doesn’t perform well in cinemas, I will be extremely disappointed. It is sure to take commercial Pakistani cinema to a whole new level.”

Hasan wants to be loyal with dance and will never give it up, “As a choreographer, I believe I have already achieved it all. Now I can give more time to acting and dance will make me stand out as a performer.”

Approximately eight years ago he told in an interview that one day the perception about dance would change in Pakistan and now it has happened, “The interviewer wouldn’t believe me. But whether I did it alone or not, dance has, indeed, become more respectable in our society. Actors are learning how to do it. People in general take pride in dancing now. I have been through this journey and consider it a rewarding experience.”




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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.