Ahsan Khan is undoubtedly one of Pakistan’s finest actor who has given us meaningful performances in period plays like in Dastaan and Aangan. We have also seen him play a fun character in the popular Baraat series as well as other comic plays. We recently saw him in the spiritually-enriching Alif and his role of Taha Abdul Ala was loved by all and sundry. Although his recent stint as Umer in Bandhay Ek Dour Se has left many confused.
Something Haute caught up with the actor to find out why he signed up for a role that has not much to do in the drama, let alone do something right.
Ahsan laughingly recalled that he also played another character of the same name, Umer, in Meray Qatil Meray Dildar where his situation was pretty much the same. However, he also added that he did the best he could with the limited margin he had.
“Umer is like that in the story only and I’m just depicting him in the universe of that story,” Ahsan replied.
Why did he opted to play Umer and did he not realize that his character seemed frustratingly oblivious at times?
“No, I never thought that way. Perhaps, because there are real people like Umer who don’t value what they have and run after what they don’t. They do not realize that they have been blessed with the best already. The term ‘blind love’ is coined for Umer, I believe, because he is unable to see anything else except his love for this girl,” he said.
“I also always say this that I’m not playing my age. I’m playing a young guy in this drama which is a break from strong, intense roles. I did Udaari, Alif, Aangan… all these drama were very intense. I intentionally wanted to do a run-of-the-mill story but I was picky. I loved the way this script is not black and white, it is genuine and close to life,” he explained.
Watch the full interview to find out what Ahsan wants to change about the drama’s ending, what’s next for him and more: