Despite his unfiltered opinion on Twitter, Hamza Ali Abbasi is quite an enigma to many of his followers, which is why people eagerly wait for his interviews as well as his dramas. Though the actor was last seen in critically acclaimed drama serial Alif, his wife Naimal has been active on social media during quarantine, posting pictures of their baby as well as our favourite star occasionally. The good news is that after so much anticipation, the much-awaited interview of Hamza Ali Abbasi for the London-based channel — PAK5 News — is out now!
In the show In Dialogue with Ahsan Zaman, the actor known for his outspoken opinions, tweets and political expressions has candidly discussed different topics, ranging from his upcoming widely-anticipated film, The Legend of Maula Jatt and probability of a possible sequel, PTI and Imran Khan, Turkish TV series Ertuğrul airing in Pakistan, religion, Twitter, Javed Ahmed Ghamidi , Fawad Khan, Bilal Lashari, director Nadeem Baig, his political views, and his views on item numbers.
Here are some highlights from the interview:
Talking about his upcoming film The Legend of Maula Jatt, Hamza called the role he played a ‘legendary character’.
“Noori Nath is one the most legendary characters that Pakistani cinema film industry has seen, played by the likes of Mustafa Qureshi…redoing that plus adorning that entire character was something which I think is one the biggest opportunities I had in my acting career.”
Responding to a question by the host on which film was more pleasurable to watch between Waar and JPNA, Hamza replied: “Visually, WAAR was a much much more superior film, cinematography wise, but story wise and content wise I really enjoyed JPNA more. I enjoyed the comedy in it, it had great comedy.”
Talking about the success of Turkish series Ertuğrul in Pakistan, Hamza happily shared his views.
“You see I am just happy something became such a big success without an item number in it,” he said. This led the host to ask at one instance about item numbers.
““It’s (item numbers) bad from a religious point of view, it’s bad even from a secular point of view. You don’t demean a woman on screen and call it art,” the actor responded.
The host also asked some hard-hitting questions about politics, as Hamza is quite vocal about his support to Imran Khan.
“He (Imran Khan) is an honest person, that much I can tell you. And the other choices you have – Bilal Bhutto, Zardari and Nawaz Sharif – in my mind they’ve been tried and tested, they have done nothing for the country,” Hamza replied.
To know more, watch the full interview here: