Adeel Hussain has held his own, as far as acting is considered. He is one of the emerging talents of this year and is all set to make his film debut this year with Asim Raza’s Ho Mann Jahaan. He has impressed fans before, in multiple hit dramas such as Jackson Heights, Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu, Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai and Mera Naseeb. Speaking to hipinpakistan.com, Adeel revealed as to why did he sign up for the film and what was his character’s role in the film.
According to Adeel Hussain, it was director Asim Raza who offered him an exciting role, which got him to sign the film.
“Television producers were compromising on content and most creatives were unable to push hard enough to break through the formula and cynicism.Meanwhile our film industry began its ascent and/or rebirth and I was naturally inclined toward being a part of it. Asim decided to try his hand at film making. He was looking for talent that suited his script so he offered me a role which I found exciting enough to give a try,” he said.
Adeel also revealed that for him, shooting for film and dramas was almost the same as he delivered the same hard work and put in effort for each performance.
“Films and dramas are similar as forms of storytelling. Although in films the stakes seem to be higher as everything is projected on a bigger screen. Not to say one is easier than the other. For me to do good work on television is as tough and challenging as in movies,” he said.
He was also asked the same question that every other budding actor has to answer, whether he would opt for a Bollywood movie or not. To that, the actor said he wasn’t currently looking for a project in India, since he had quite a lot of things going for him in Pakistan.
“I don’t have any inclination towards Bollywood right now. At present I have very good momentum here which I would rather not disturb. I’m working towards developing some content and I believe that in the current wave of work happening in Pakistan, there is a lot to do.”
When asked about his role in Ho Mann Jahaan and about that one particular element that Ho Mann Jahaan has that no other film does, this is what Adeel said:-
“Well, there are a lot of things I love about it that generally fall into the domain of inhabiting the persona of a college student and an aspiring musician. I also love the fact that compared to television, working on a film awards you more time to explore aspects of acting which one often has to rush through in television work due to time constraints.”
“It’s up to the audience to decide and I really can’t say anything in this regard. Just like other movies, it has a lot of strengths and it may have some weakness too. But I hope that people will appreciate the strengths.”