October 02, 2019
LAHORE-Veteran actor Firdous Jamal is once again in hot water for giving a controversial statement against actor Imran Ashraf on his performance in ‘Ranjha Ranjha Kardi’ as a mentally challenged man named ‘Bhola’. In an interview, Firdous Jamal said that the actors these days are just models. He stated that they are just like mannequins in a garment store whose clothes and wigs are regularly changed to suit the needs of the shop but this does not make them an actor. When the host spoke about Imran Ashraf ‘s critically acclaimed performance in the drama ‘Ranjha Ranjha Kardi’ as a mentally challenged man named Bhola, Firdous Jamal clearly stated that Imran Ashraf’s acting was pretentious.
He said that the same role has been performed by many actors in the past but they delivered it more efficiently. According to Firdous Jamal, Imran Ashraf acted his character but did not behave it. The strength of an actor lies in living the role and not acting it out. Replying to Firdous criticism, Imran Ashraf said: “ Firdous Jamal is a great actor and I respect his opinion. He is one of the senior actors of our industry and off course if he would have played this role it would have been100 times better. I didn’t feel bad I will try to improve myself. There is no need of such a reaction as we can bear such words from elders at home.”