Main Page Forum Ringtones SMS Messages Games Free Downloads Contact UsTelepk Map
Make This Page Your Home Page Make TelePK.Com Your Favorite Website Telepk Header
IP: 54.92.141.211 COUNTRY: Flag:
Mobile Zone
  1. PTCL TelePhone Directory
  2. SMS Messages
  3. SmS Jokes
  4. Sms Dictionary
  5. Memory Card Rates
  6. Mobile Phones
  7. Mobile Phone Articles
  8. Mobile Tutorials
  9. Mobile Games
  10. Mobile Wallpapers
  11. Secret Codes
  12. Ring Tones
  13. Web To SmS
  14. Telecom Reviews
  15. SMS Worldwide

Entertainment
  1. Islam
  2. Listen Radio Live
  3. Watch TV Channels
  4. Elections
  5. Home Decoration
  6. Beauty And Health
  7. Tech News
  8. Kitchen
  9. Greeting Cards
  10. Animation
  11. Messenger Zone
  12. Online Chat
  13. Articles
  14. Downloads
  15. City Codes
  16. Computer
  17. Know Your Heart
  18. Palmistry
  19. Myspace
  20. Make Money
  21. World News
  22. Map Guide
  23. Eid Day
  24. Pakistan
  25. Pakistani Singers
  26. Personalities
  27. Emergency No.s
  28. Funny Jokes
  29. Finance
  30. Flights
  31. Funny Pictures
  32. Kids
  33. Songs
  34. Sports Online
  35. Spotlight
  36. Student Visa
  37. Education
  38. Online Games
  39. Study Abroad
  40. Tutorials
  41. Immigration
  42. Internet
  43. Urdu
  44. Weather Status
  45. Webmaster Tools
  46. Valentine Day
  47. Video Clips
  48. Videos

Latest Updates!
Please fill out the form below to get notified whenever telepk.com will be update.
Enter your email address:



Active Visitors
  1. 368





Spotlight: Imran Abbas

“l think I made the transition from a model to an actor at the right time. Male models who have stuck to modelling are now gradually fading away. I don’t know what other alternatives they have because it’s too late for them to start acting now,” says Imran Abbas candidly while stretching his legs comfortably on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon in Karachi.

Imran was the proverbial boy-next-door who had no idea that his first shoot with Khawar Riaz would catapult him to fame and popularity within a very short span of time. Everything fell in place perfectly and with it some bankable acting assignments also started coming his way, bringing him the opportunity to display his capabilities as an actor.

So was it a lack of scope in modelling that led him to change careers? “If a model has to make a transition into acting then why wait? It is risky when people typecast you as only a model. I never wanted that to happen to me. Even some of our most sought after model-turn-actresses like Vinnie and ZQ, after acting for so long, are still looked upon as models and not actresses,” he says.

Contrary to common belief, Imran feels that there is no need for new entrants to get admission in any of the fashion camps to make it big in the industry. “Many models have been launched in style this way and have quickly disappeared from the scene. I don’t want to take any names here but it’s not important for a model to look like a Greek god or to be on the cover of every other magazine. What counts in the end is the overall personality and the ability to communicate effectively in public, have an attitude and above all, brains.

“Being launched by Khawar Riaz did help me initially, but I don’t owe my entire success to him. One’s mentor has a limited role in one’s success and I think he can just take you to the starting point of the race. You have to run the rest of the marathon entirely by yourself and I was no exception,” he says.

Referring to the new crop of models, Imran makes a point to say that they have no clue where they are going. They try to outdo each other by lowering their fees to rock-bottom level in exchange for C-grade work. “Male models have always been taken for granted in Pakistan and the newcomers are spoiling the market for the senior lot who have worked so hard to defy this trend.”

‘Being launched by Khawar Riaz did help me initially, but I don’t owe my entire success to him. One’s mentor has a limited role in one’s success and I think he can just take you to the starting point of the race. You have to run the rest of the marathon entirely by yourself and I was no exception,’ says Imran Abbas

Can he picture himself playing typical roles in the new breed of Indian soap opera-inspired Pakistani dramas? “I think it is very sad that our dramas are getting Indianised. But I think our characters are almost the same so I personally have no issues with playing such characters, as long as it gives me an ample margin to perform.

Our television dramas are still better than those aired on Indian TV. I am strictly against directors and writers who copy the Indian style of writing and presentation in order to market their products, regardless of the intricate details and aesthetics of drama which happened to be our forte.”

After a brief pause, he adds: “One thing that I would like to mention here is that our private TV channels have contributed significantly to this trend — they only want dramas that are structured along the lines of Indian soaps. Also, they make sure that only Indian faces dominate the promotion campaigns of co-produced dramas whereas our actors are relegated to the backseat.

I have just finished one such co-production and one private TV channel strictly demanded that the promo shall only show the well-known Indian pair of Kashish and Sujhal, and none of the Pakistani actors. I think that’s not fair as I strongly feel that our own TV channels are letting us down just because with Indian faces they can attract a better number of ads. The worst part is that instead of building up the image of our stars the same channel also airs a show based on baseless gossip about us, and finds it humorous and interesting to run down Pakistani artistes and tarnish their image,” says Imran.

So how does he react to gossip about him and his work? “I hear many baseless rumors about me but I realize that if I am talked about it means I am not an ordinary person.

“I have always tried to strike a balance between acting and modelling. When I was nominated for an LSA I was not an ideal contender because I had not done anything big in that particular year. Besides, I don’t really care about such things. For me, awards and recognition are superficial things and the LSA is more of an event or ad campaign, giving everyone a chance to get dressed up and chill out. I don’t need to comment on the credibility of these awards because everyone already knows about it.”

Steering the conversation towards a more optimistic note, I ask Imran about his upcoming projects. He says that he is doing Haider Imam Rizvi’s next serial opposite Indian actress Dia Mirza, a serial by Evernew Pictures, a musical serial written by Bushra Ansari, and shooting for Faheem Burney’s next serial with some other Indian co-stars. He has also completed Haseena Moin’s Tere Aajane Se and a serial, Kinara, which will be aired soon.

“I won’t be here for long since I believe in constant exploration of one’s inner self. For me, inner peace and self-fulfillment is my first priority, something which showbiz cannot provide me with.

I plan to say farewell to showbiz in the next couple of years and pursue a career in architecture. These days I am planning to go abroad for a degree in architecture and leave Karachi and move to Islamabad. My temperament has some direct conflicts with this ultra fast city, where people literally work like restless juggernauts,” says Imran Abbas, springing a surprise at the end of the conversation.



<<< Back


Send this page to a friend

   
Most Viewed Services:
  1. New Year
  2. Free TV
  3. Watch GEO News
  4. Watch Disney TV USA
  5. AIM Away Messages
  6. AIM Buddy Icons
  7. BBQ Recipes
  8. Burger Recipes
  9. Fruit Salad Recipes
  10. Funny Pictures
  11. Spider-Man
  12. Spider-Man The Film
  13. Spider-Man Wallpapers
  14. Family
  15. Family Fun
  16. Windows Live Messenger
  17. Easter E-Cards
  18. 2008 Festivals
  19. Christian Festivals
  20. Msn Display Pictures
  21. Yahoo Avatars
  22. Myspace
  23. Nokia 5700
  24. Nokia 5070
  25. Bob Woolmer
  26. SMS Messages
  27. SMS Jokes
  28. Animals
  29. Apple
  30. Bikes
  31. Zong
  32. World
  33. Cars
  34. Celebrity
  35. Facebook
  36. Ali Lohan
  37. Computer
  38. Finance
  39. Fitness
  40. Shoes
  41. New Homes
  42. MSN Web Messenger
  43. Download MSN Messenger
  44. Download Latest Msn Messenger
  45. Multi MSN
  46. Download Multi MSN
  47. MSN Emoticon
  48. MSN Nick Name
  49. MSN Screen Names
  50. MSN Nick
  51. MSN Names
  52. Cool MSN Emoticon
  53. Urdu
  54. Urdu Jokes
  55. Urdu Dictionary
  56. Urdu Poetry
  57. Automobile
  58. Cars
  59. New Cars
  60. Food
  61. Kitchen
  62. Cell Phone
  63. Free Mobile Game
  64. Free Mobile Wallpapers
  65. Mobile Phone Secret Code
  66. Free Web SMS
  67. Free Worldwide Sms
  68. Islam Way
  69. Home Interior Decoration
  70. Health And Beauty Tip
  71. Latest Tech News
  72. Kitchen Remodeling
  73. Free E Greeting Card
  74. Know Heart
  75. Palmistry Line
  76. Make Money Online
  77. Myspace HTML Codes
  78. Myspace Toolbox
  79. Toyota RAV4
  80. Nokia Cell Phone
  81. Sony Ericsson Cell Phone
  1. Chinese New year Celebration
  2. Blackberry Phone
  3. Funny Joke
  4. MSN Avatars
  5. MSN Smileys
  6. MSN Display Pics
  7. MSN Display Pictures
  8. Pakistan Cricket Team
  9. Spicy Food
  10. Health Food
  11. Pakistan
  12. AOL Block Checker
  13. Urdu News
  14. Yahoo Web Messenger
  15. Download Yahoo Messenger
  16. Download Latest Messenger Version Yahoo
  17. Multi Yahoo Messenger
  18. Download Multi Yahoo Messenger
  19. Yahoo Emoticon
  20. Yahoo Hidden Emoticon
  21. Yahoo Avatars
  22. Yahoo Display Pictures
  23. Yahoo Animated Avatars
  24. Yahoo Smileys
  25. Free Cooking Recipe
  26. Hindu Festivals
  27. Sikh Festivals
  28. March Madness
  29. Tutorials
  30. Article of Mobile Phone
  31. Abrar Ul Haq
  32. Zong Sms
  33. Internet
  34. Better Homes
  35. Home
  36. Pets
  37. Forex
  38. Real Estate
  39. Science
  40. Stock Exchange
  41. WWE
  42. Information
  43. Football
  44. Flights
  45. Cricket News
  46. Latest World News
  47. Personality
  48. Emergency Phone Numbers
  49. Family Kid
  50. Online Spotlight
  51. Student Visa
  52. Download Online Game
  53. Study Abroad
  54. Immigration Law
  55. College University
  56. Web Master Tool
  57. Weather Report
  58. Funny Video Clips
  59. Funny SMS Joke
  60. Urdu SMS
  61. New Year SMS Joke
  62. Free SMS Joke
  63. AIM Block Checker
  64. City Code
  65. Find Article
  66. Dual Sim T500
  67. Asus P535
  68. Asus Cell Phone
  69. Sky Scrappers
  70. Funny Jokes
  71. History of Pakistan
  72. Government of Pakistan
  73. Lahore Resolution
  74. English Chat
  75. Online Chat Rooms
  76. Computer Wallpaper
  77. Software Downloads
  78. Samsung i710
  79. Ali Zafar
  80. Atif Aslam


More Resources...


© All Rights Reserved : Pakistan : Privacy Policy : Disclaimer : Advertise with us : Sitemaps : 1, 2, 3, 4, 5