New dramas are coming for the viewers and along with that some new faces too. Audiences are demanding new faces to come and showcase their acting skills.
In the past decade, there have been some outstanding newcomers who dominated in the drama industry, to follow their path Jugnu drama’s newbie cast is ready to leave their acting stamp.
Express TV’s latest drama Jugnu’s cast appeared at the famous talk show Time Out with Ahsan Khan were the new entries Sana Nadir and Shiraz Ghazali along with Yasir Alam who has delivered some remarkable performances in his previous dramas.
The newbies pointed out some important aspects of being in showbiz and highlighted the nepotism in our industry.
Newbies in conversation with Ahsan Khan
The daughter of Hina Ki Khushboo actor Farah Nadir, Sana Nadir shared that her mom didn’t stop her from being in the showbiz side, but she urged me to complete my education first and then I can do whatever I want.
She elaborated, “My mom had one condition. She told me that I needed to get a degree and then I could do whatever I wanted. So, I gave her that gift and then continued on the path I wanted to pursue. That way I’d be happy and so would she.”
It’s not the first time, Sana appearing in a drama serial although Jugnu is kind of a breakthrough for her. Previously she worked in Badnaseeb, she also let everyone know that her parents didn’t stop her from pursuing acting as a career while on the other hand many of the parents don’t encourage their kids to choose acting.
She said, “Majority of the parents in our society do not prefer that. Even if a journalist tries to talk to their kids, parents pull them away from in front of the camera because they don’t want their children to be on TV.”
She added, “It’s very likely that a doctor’s child will grow up to be a doctor as well. It’s because of the kind of environment you have at home.
The parents are more comfortable with their child’s career choice that way as well since they are familiar with it. When you look at families that don’t have any actors, they rely mainly on hearsay that the media is such and such. So they end up staying in their bubble.”
From commercials to drama – Shiraz Ghazali
Shiraz who has entered the showbiz from an early age and started his career in commercials. Since then his love for acting has grown and he shared his love of the job and the struggles he faced as a typecast.
He said, “I just want to act. It doesn’t matter to me if I’m the hero or not. I enjoy negative roles. Mainly because when people look at my face, they tell me I don’t look like the type who could pull off a negative role. So, it’s a point to prove.”
He further added, “My first day of shooting, I didn’t know anything about camera angles or where to stand, so I’d always be out of the line of the camera’s vision. So, the director helped me a lot.”
Yasir Alam who already worked with some major channels, previously appeared in Banno put some light on how his education was his priority, “I had support from home, but they needed me to graduate at the very least.
You need to have a degree because you don’t know what you may face in the future. If you can manage to make it or not. So, graduation was my priority. If I didn’t have the support of my family, I wouldn’t be here.”
High expectations being Farah Nadir’s daughter – Sana Nadir
Among all three, Sana Nadir has a strong connection with the industry, as her mother Farah Nadir established her career in the drama industry very well.
Sana agreed that being an actor’s daughter no doubt helped me a lot, but on the other hand producers and directors have high expectations that may sometimes affect her success.
She shared, “There was more pressure on me in that sense. People say, ‘Oh, she’s Farah Nadir’s daughter? Then she must also be a good actor.’ So, if my performance doesn’t end up living up to their expectations, I also have to go through the entire audition process. People get disappointed easily. That pressure has always been there.”
Sana added, “Even if people end up scheduling meetings with me because of who my mother is, even if I don’t have to struggle outside of the meeting room, if I don’t give my best during the meeting or the shoot, no one will cast me, regardless of whose daughter I am.”
Ahsan then shifted his radar to Shiraz and asked him about the issue of nepotism, he responded, “I didn’t have to struggle as such. When I got the call for Jugnu, I had my ACCA exam the next day. So, it was very much out of nowhere. The director had seen a picture of me on Facebook, and he felt that it would fit very well with the character of Guddu. That was already in his head.”
He continued, “I was very lucky I didn’t have to struggle even though I am not from a filmy background. As far as nepotism is concerned, I feel that you do get the upper hand. There’s nothing wrong with having contacts because afterward, it’s about how well you perform.”
No doubt, Time Out with Ahsan Khan is one of the most famous shows out there, but it also came under the radar of PEMRA which fined them for using animals as props.
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