Yasir Hussain Has Appeared in Numerous Films
Actor Yasir Hussain has appeared in numerous films and television programs; his film Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer is finished but hasn’t been released because of censor board approval; he also stars in the drama Badshah Begum, which is currently airing. Despite this, Hussain has a lot to say about censorship and the direction the industry is taking.
He appeared as a special guest on Junaid Akram’s show on Saturday. He began by talking about how his movie Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story Of A Serial Killer made it to UK Asian Film Festival. He also talked about making plays and how he is perplexed by what is successful.
Badshah Begum Didn’t Receive The Same Viewership as Dramas
“I’m amazed by the ratings for such things and the popularity of such shows. Strangely, despite having a new setting for me in the show with farmland, canals, and waterfalls, Badshah Begum didn’t receive the same viewership as dramas that depicted women being abused. Dramas like Ranjha Ranjha Kardi, Ullu Baraye Farokht Nahi, and others by Kashif Nisar all have fantastic narratives but they don’t receive enough viewers.
He disclosed that his upcoming movie centres on four boys and girls who desire to work in the theatre but run across a sort of kingpin who captures the four theatre enthusiasts. He said that because it was produced in Islamabad, the show will not include the same neighborhood that is featured in most current TV dramas.
The topic of women’s roles in TV dramas and how the “correct woman” is shown as the one who bears all wrongdoings committed against her while the “characterless” ones wear sleeveless or pant shirts were then discussed by Hussain.