MUMBAI – After Pakistani actor Ali Zafar, another chocolate face actor from Pakistan, Imran Abbas, will soon be making his debut in a Bollywood movie. Born in Islamabad, an architect by profession, acting was never a planned career option for him. Imran says, “While I was studying in college I started getting modelling offers and then soon got offers to do TV serials and shows.
I did some popular Pakistani TV serials with some leading Pakistan actors like Meera, Humaima Malik and so on.
It was only after that people started recognising me and appreciated my acting skills. Soon I realised that I should get into acting seriously.” But why did he opt for Bollywood movies and not Pakistan movies? “Pakistan film industry main kuch khaas kuch nahi ho raha hai. People in Pakistan have grown up watching Bollywood movies and so have I.
It has always been my dream of acting in Bollywood movies than acting in Pakistan movies. So finally when I got the offer to do a Bollywood film I just couldn’t refuse it.” He further continues, “I shall be making my debut with Akshay Kumar in his next upcoming movie. The shooting will start from next year in month of April. It is an action-thriller movie.
It’s a great opportunity for me to act with such a great actor. I shall be undergoing a lot of training before the shooting of movie begins. I will have to train in dancing, fighting and many other things.” When asked about Pakistani actors being roped into Indian reality TV shows and movies, Imran comments, “Yes, there are lot of artists from Pakistan who are entering Bollywood.
It’s a good sign and this will bring harmony and peace between both countries. Bollywood is a huge industry and it’s a great challenge for me and I shall try to prove my best.
I feel proud to see that Ali Zafar and Rahatji are so popular and admired by all here in India.” When we asked him about his view about Veena he added, “I think it was a very cheap publicity stunt. It was embarrassing to read all that news about Veena. I think at the end of the day if someone has to prove himself or herself it has to be through their good work.”