Published On: Sat, Oct 15th, 2016

Shaan urges for “non-political dharna”



It is the high time when Pakistani industry can lift it up without Bollywood films.  Pakistani cinema owners are unhappy due to the economic ramifications with the absence of Indian films because almost only 20 mainstream releases coming out of the country every year. Pakistan’s eminent actor and director Shaan Shahid is amid those people who have long been supporters of setting Pakistan initially and working in the country rather than looking for opportunities somewhere else. The actor has echoed the issue many times before and now on Friday he took Facebook and advised the artist community to come together for what he calls a “non-political dharna” to guard their rights and bring the film industry back to life. He further stated in the post that “If you don’t agree with the films we make then make one [yourself]. Come join us,”

shanShaan is the view that these are thrilling times for Pakistani cinema. The 45-year-old actor said that “I’m honored to have so many fans that have loved my work and allowed me to entertain them for 25 years,” he also added that brings a responsibility, “For me, the only option I have ever had was to show the world the immense talent that Pakistan has. I always focused on building the Pakistani film industry rather than building my own career,” he also digs at Pakistani performers who have made a name for themselves across the border. But he explained that “And trust me … I’m not trying to target anybody.”


The hit Waar actor further told that he doesn’t anticipate anyone to pursue him but he wants that everyone makes his own choices. He explained that Pakistani artists should unite for the country, “The film industry needs us right now. Young directors, actors, writers and technicians don’t have to go look for work,”

shaan1He further said “Every star that Pakistan has produced needs to put 70% of their energies on Pakistan,” Shaan advised industry giants to start their own production houses and give a platform to imminent film-makers who have fresh ideas. According to him, unity will make their voices and demands heard.


He said “Be the ambassadors of Pakistani films and ask people to come invest in the industry. Let our films be our biggest export to the world,”

Project Ghazi is Pakistan’s first superhero film and we can work on the genre “Let’s make our own version of Zero Dark Thirty,” he said.

He added “We need all the help we can get, especially from our stars as you need stars to form a galaxy,”



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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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