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Wiqar possesses natural elegance. Every major brand wants him as their brand ambassador! Dressed super casually in denim jeans and a white shirt, which looked couture on Wiqar. I had a lot of fun getting to know this true gentleman and I hope you have fun reading his interview just as much. Your love for Pakistan is inspiring but you chose to live in the UK Why? We came back every summer vacation for 3 months at a time to keep the connection with our families, Pakistani roots, culture, heritage and language and I have fond memories of that time.
I go back and forth simply because my kids go to school in London and my immediate family lives there. Life is like a double edge sword and even a coin has two sides, there are pros and cons in everything. I use my social media like everyone does to show things from my perspective.
I am a student of life on a journey like a tourist. Whether it be a new country I visit, a new cuisine I try or people that I meet along in my journey. We have never seen you posting pictures of your wife. My wife Mitra is so beautiful Mashallah and if I post her photos then definitely all my fans will become fans if her and leave me haha.
I post photos of them every now and then. You once said in your interview about Jalaibee that it is proof that Pakistani films can be made at international standards.
What exactly is the international standard of filming? I feel that we have not only the talent in front of the camera but also the technical knowhow behind the camera to produce on an equal footing with films made in Hollywood and Bollywood. The main difference is budgets and number of cinema screens.
Since starting Jalaibee a couple of years ago, these have both increased enormously.
Hence, there were films that were sent for Oscar nominations and one even came home with the golden statue. But as they say, the proof is in the pudding, so only time will tell. International standard also suggests that a film is made with many sensibilities in mind, be it scripting, screenplay, styling, sets, wardrobe, art direction, post production, dialogue delivery, character acting, marketing, promotion, casting, story telling, film angles, sound, distribution, etc.
These are some of the basic points that international films look out for that make them successful. Now we are witnessing Pakistani film makers following some of these basic rules and creating films on par to these standards. How has Jalaibee prepared you for your leap into feature films? This was a challenging yet rewarding experience for me as we tried to raise the bar in so many ways.
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Plus, I have always loved the entire process of film making. Subsequently, Jalaibee was nominated in many categories and won an award. I have two movies in the pipeline, releasing ina comedy and a Pashtu action thriller.
Audiences will see two different sides of me. Audience and film critics said that you delivered dialogues like you were about to introduce the next song on a music channel and that you were barely used as a glamour quotient in the film. How did you overcome the criticism?
Polarity is always welcomed. As an actor I tried to do my best as directed.
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Although this question would be best put to the director as he had a specific idea in mind. The world is acknowledging Pakistan for its talent.
We should be too, instead of gunning down the efforts these wonderful people have been making. So in essence I take things with a pinch of salt, except my chai which I take with extra sugar. I got to meet so many new people and make friends on this incredible journey. I was glad that Jalaibee contributed in a positive way to the overall Pakistani movie scene. I feel it helped open the doors for more film makers to take a leap of faith.
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This has in return created more opportunities for those who want to be part of this fraternity. Would you do Bollywood films and who would you like to work with?
However, if something interesting from Bollywood comes my way, then why not? It would be nice to work with them, but in English. It was the Michael Jacks on Thriller syndrome, and boy it was tough to keep those curls dangling! I wonder if I would actually pull it off.
I love doing the school run in the mornings, as my kids are full of energy which puts an ear-to-ear smile on my face.
Chapli kebabs are my favourite staple and a doodh patti chai with lots of elaichi is the key to my heart. You have seen the rise and fall, and now rise again, of Pakistani cinema.
Where do you think the industry is headed now? The talent and creativity in Pakistan is bursting domestically and also now internationally, which means there is tremendous potential. The huge pool of inspiring artists and work emerging from the region is unprecedented. Their work both in front of and behind the lens is putting us on the map faster than ever before.
With the rise of new media and social channels the opportunities for great content are endless. Tell us a little about your wife and two adorable sons. How do you balance your hectic schedule with your family life? My wife and I met at college, and I knew she was the one as soon as I saw her.
Mitra is Persian, and she is my soulmate, my love and my rock. We have two beautiful boys, Arman and Rayan, who mean the world to us. I normally do my best to schedule my workload around their holidays, which means we spend more quality time together.