Ahsan Khan has been at the forefront of Pakistan’s television industry for a while now and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. It goes without saying that the actor has a sharp eye in selecting roles.
Recently an interview, Ahsan admitted it saying he has the freedom to pick and choose when it comes to working in television. “Although our film industry hasn’t reached that stage yet,” he said. “Television is available in every home and it is important. Through TV, we can tell people who we are and how we live our lives. It’s very real. On the other hand, we’re also experimenting with the film medium.”
He continued, “We have no excuse to deliver subpar content on TV because we’re trained in that. We have been doing that for so long that we must consistently deliver quality work.”
Since Udaari in 2016, Khan has shot two feature films Chupan Chupai and Rehbra, as well as begun work on a new television drama Aangan. In the drama, he will star opposite Mawra Hocane and will be playing a totally different character as compared to in Udaari. “I’m playing a positive person this time around,” laughed Khan.
This will be Khan’s third collaboration with director Ehteshamuddin, whom he also worked with on Udaari and Preet Na Kariyo Koi. Ahsan said the director was one of the reasons why he signed the project. “Another reason was that I really appreciate MD Productions because of the scripts and ideas they come up with. Aangan is not one of those average plays. What attracted me to come onboard was its flavour. I just run away from run-of-the-mill content, you see. I always want to do something which has not been seen or done anywhere before.”