From his jaw-dropping performance in TV serial Udaari to his support for Coke Studio for Deaf, Ahsan Khan is back on Television with a much awaited play called Aangan.
Aangan is based on a beautiful novel by Khadija Mastoor and directed by Mohammad Ehtishamuddin. The period piece is showcases an intense romance and takes us back to the 1920s, with a plot spanning the lives of two generations, comprised of Ahsan Khan, Sonya Hussyn, Mawra Hocane, Ahad Raza and Sajal Ali.
Recently in an interview Ahsan shared why he did theater at this point in life and how his character in Aangan is different from what he has done it before.
“I’ve always liked period plays; the way women are dressed, the way we speak, the language, the beautiful antique homes, havelis, the music – all of that beautifully portrays our reality, our culture, who we are and Ehtesham is the best person to bring all of that to screen. That’s when I realised I need to do this play. The actors that play the parents and older characters are also very well picked and the story itself is really great. Even if you take away my character, it’s a very gripping story. It’s basically a family drama that is set in the partition era. It’s not like Dastaan, which was mostly anchored on partition; this story is based on a family during political turmoil.”
I have only been acting in Urdu since the past 15 years and this play was supposed to be in English – something that I had no practice acting in. I enjoy doing things that push my limits and I wanted to challenge myself which also usually drives me to anxiety. However, this play came to me at a time when I was taking a break from television and my films were almost done, making it a perfect timing, he further added.
On the work front Ahsan Khan is working on a film next year. Meanwhile the Uddari start just completed filming Chupan Chupai.