Everyone has seen Pakistani actors working in Indian movies in the past decades. Both the nation actors have a good relationship and are seen sharing the same screen several times.
Pakistan’s one of the finest actors Adnan Shah tipu whose known for his outstanding acting and performance in dramas such as “Suno Chanda and Dil Na Umeed Tou Nahin”.
There’s been a time when actors miss out on some major opportunities and that’s what Adnan Shah Tipu did. There was the chance or say opportunity that he could have been cast in Vishal Bhardwaj’s Dedh Ishqya and Anurag Kashyap’s Sacred Games Season 2.
Although he has made his Bollywood debut in ‘ Kajraare’ and done some critically claimed roles in Khamosh Pani and Ramchand Pakistani.
Adnan Shah Tipu highlighted the points on how and why he missed those major opportunities.
Adnan Shah Tipu Missed Out On Dedh Ishqya & Sacred Games 2
Pakistan’s renowned actor Adnan Shah Tipu recently talking to the local publisher revealed his feelings for not being part of Dedh Ishqya and Sacred Games 2.
He said, “There was a film called Dedh Ishqiya. I had been in touch with Vishal [Bhardwaj] when we were doing Kajraare.
The casting director, who is my friend and was also part of films like Udta Punjab, told me there was a film with the role of a nawab Sahab and that he would like me to audition for it. I gave nine auditions for the role.”
Tipu further explained, “At the time, no one could get a visa. Vishal Bhai even went to Delhi in person to get me a visa, but it didn’t work out and I couldn’t do the film. You have to be patient and move on.
Like they say in Punjabi, if you keep turning back to look at the past, you’ll turn to stone. Forget what you don’t get and be thankful for what you do.”
Tipu Said, “It Would Have Been A Great Experience”-Dedh Ishqya
“I always respected Madhuri as an artist because I think she does great work, then there was Arshad Warsi in it, Naseeruddin Shah Sahab, Salman Shahid Sahab, Vishal Bhardwaj Sahab, Gulzar sahab’s poetry. When you are in such company, the experience you get polishes you as an artist.”
Tipu continued and shared that he was also offered a role in a famous Indian series Sacred Games 2. When the interviewer asked why didn’t you accept the offer, “Sacred Games 2 was offered to me, and it’s not like I didn’t want to do it, but because of the situation in India and Pakistan, it could not materialize. If the situation was better, I would be working on it,” he said.
Adnan Shah Tipu On Pakistani & Indian Showbiz Industries
Apart from talking about the roles offered to him, he also highlighted the major differences between Pakistani and Indian showbiz industries. “Our language may be the same, the way we live may be similar, but that industry is huge.
You can take the example of the film Dangal, which gathered around the same amount of money as all the Pakistani films in the last 10 to 15 years combined.
The place we can compete with them and, in fact, do better, is in dramas. Our content is better. When it comes to quality content, there are some films of ours that Indians loved. Khuda Kay Liye, Na-Maloon Afraad, Actor in Law. When it comes to making, Teefa in Trouble isn’t less than any other film.”
He went on and said in Pakistan there’s no limitation of talent or lack, but there’s mismanagement in the industry. “If we can produce artists like Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Atif Aslam, Firdous Jamal, and Talat Hussain Sahab, then where are we lacking? We only suffer when it comes to talent management. There is no dearth of talent in Pakistan.”
You Cannot Separate Pakistani & Indian Artist’s Connections
Adnan Shah Tipu explained that War isn’t the solution. “Can you keep me from loving Rahul Dravid or loving the music of Kishore Kumar?
I may not sing it in front of you but I will carry the music in my heart. Sachin Tendulkar, MS Dhoni, Bhagat Singh, the artists in India, whether they are Hindu or Muslim, you like them.”
He added further, “Every person loves their country. I love Pakistan. But, can we not live in harmony like civilized people? When a protest is required, we will protest. We will call out the wrong we see, that’s what our religion and humanity teach us.”
The actor concluded the whole interview with a peaceful message, “You can fight all you want. There were two world wars, with three crore people dead. Then what happened?
The UN was formed and they sat at the same table. How many people will you kill? Mothers cry here as well and children become orphaned there as well.
Instead of working on ourselves, giving people access to safe drinking water, and building hospitals, we are stuck in this back and fort
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