Published On: Tue, Apr 12th, 2016

Mastana: A big name from Pakistani theater

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Mastana

Murtaza Hassan, well known Pakistani artist Mastana, was died five years ago at the age of 57 and the Pakistani Legend’s fifth death anniversary went unnoticed yesterday. There were not organized any ceremony or program to honor his services. The actor was passed away on April 11 because of complications resulting from hepatitis C.

He was one of the few actors who gained fame within some years after becoming to the forefront. His colleagues and close buddies still miss him and consider that Mastana had a main role to perform to flourish the theatre in Pakistan. The stage actor Hina Shaheen stated on recalling him as, “Mastana was a great actor and a good human being. He was known as the king of stage. Any city we would perform in, there would always be Mastana fans there.” Shaheen further added that it tragic that his services to the industry have been forgotten.  She added that “I think current theatre groups and culture enthusiasts should organize program to appreciate Mastana’s work,” the actor Sheeba Butt further admired the actor’s services as, “Undoubtedly, his was a time when commercial theatre picked up and we all saw a great time,”

Murtaza Hassan was born in Gujranwala and brought up in Lahore, prior to becoming a number one comedian in well-known Lahore Theater. He has worked in over 2,000 stage dramas in Lahore and in numerous different metropolises, Countries. He was also a star in different TV projects. Out of these, his most beloved role remains that of Uncle Q in the TV play Shab Daig. He was died at the peak of his popularity. The hits include Shararti Kuriyaan and Shartiya Mithay. Mastana worked with industry’s big wigs, such as Aman Ullah Khan, Khalid Abbas Dar, Sohail Ahmad, Sardar Kamal, Babu Baral, Sheeba Butt, Tariq Taddi and Naseem Vicky.

 

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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.

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