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Pakistan’s versatile actor Ahad Raza Mir won prestigious international ‘The Betty Mitchell Awards‘ in the category of ‘Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama’ for his magnificent performance in Shakespeare’s theatre play ‘Hamlet’ in Canada.
Canada-based Vertigo Theatre made the announcement on their official Twitter account.
“Congratulations to @ahadrazamir for his Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama award! We were thrilled with this production of HAMLET: A GHOST STORY,” read the post, along with a picture of Ahad from the play.
Ahad shared the screenshot of the tweet on his Instagram account. The actor holds vast experience of performing in theatre long before he made a debut on the silver screen with ‘Sammi’ and then with a lead role in ‘Yakeen ka Safar’.
Congratulations to @ahadrazamir for his Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama award @bettymitchellawards last night for HAMLET: A GHOST STORY! We had such a great time working on this show with this incredibly talented cast & @shakespeareyyc @vertigotheatre! pic.twitter.com/3ds5gRu9N4
— Hit&Myth (@HitMyth) June 25, 2019
Ahad spoke to a few Pakistan media outlets before travelling to Canada to perform in the theatre play. He said performing in theatre is like going back to roots.
“I was called back to play a lot of roles I wanted to take on but couldn’t and the calls would keep coming,”
“That means that I still have a home here. People think of me enough to go, ‘Hey, let’s give him a call and see if he wants to play a role. This time, for Hamlet, it worked.”
Ahad stated that since he is a brown actor, few modifications had been made to the character to suit him.
“Hamlet is particularly an exhausting character. Once the show is over, the cast asks me if I want to hang out and I usually just refuse. I am so drained that all I want to do is sleep.”
Speaking of his performance he had said, “My mother came to see me perform and she told me that for the first time, she couldn’t recognize me and actually felt scared of me. I just thought that I must be doing something right if my own mother could think that way!”