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Ahad Raza Mir in his latest interview said that he does not believe it is incumbent on actors to keep their presence alive on social media. He remarked that unfortunately Pakistan has got more celebrities than actors.
He said although social media has become a significant factor in keeping up with the competition in the industry but that should not be a compulsory part of an actor’s life. For them, acting goes beyond than just branding themselves on social media.
“For me, it stems from a deeper meaning of what this line of work means. My family has been a part of it for quite a few generations now and I am very proud of that. But I think Pakistan has more celebrities than it has actors. A lot has changed with the introduction of social media; I disagree that staying active on social media is a part of our job.”
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The actor further said he is proud of how the previous generations of his family have served the entertainment industry of Pakistan. Many believed Nauman Ijaz should have won the best actor accolade in Lux Style Awards. They blamed the organizers for awarding Ahad Raza Mir merely for his popularity and not for his acting skills.
Ahad Raza Mir, who stepped in the Television industry last year won ‘Best Actor Award’ at Lux Style Awards for his magnetic performance as ‘Dr. Asfandyar’ in Yaqeen Ka Safar”. His performance in the lead role in ‘Yaqeen Ka Safar’ hooked audiences to TV screen that left a great impact on the viewers. Ahad Raza Mir made his debut performance with a short role in a drama serial ‘Sammy’.
He is currently working on a highly anticipated period drama ‘Aangan’ that will soon be aired on Hum TV. “It made me feel proud that my grandfather’s name is still remembered. I am very grateful for all of it. Unfortunately, the response from within the media, specifically people who I have always looked up to, disheartened me.”
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“We make such a big statement about who is new and we make sure to constantly remind them, rather than support them in the journey. If the point of an award is to celebrate good work, then we should all be supportive. Winning the award opened my eyes to a lot of things but regardless, I will always have tremendous respect for all and would like to thank the industry and my fans for celebrating my success.”
“Winning Lux was a big deal for me; especially the fact that I was nominated along with such great actors in our industry,” he said in the conclusion.