Fahad Mustafa Jeeto Pakistan


We love Fahad Mustafa, (some of us) have been glued to his show Jeeto Pakistan and all his movies from Namlom Afrad to Actor in Law, and honestly, we even loved Mah-e-Mir (for literary reason). So his recent interview did get us thinking when he said “I’m the only Pakistani actor to become this popular without proving myself in India”

We knew the interview would create waves when he went on to say…

“I understand what people want to see I am not disdainful towards them. Rather, I become one with them and they appreciate this. I am the only actor in Pakistan to have reached this level of popularity without having had to prove my mettle by going to India. If there were only a few more actors like myself, we wouldn’t even need to bother with Bollywood.”

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A little exchange of opinions between veteran actor Shaan and any other is always an interesting on to observe. When asked about Shaan’s comment on Fahad becoming ‘Too Mass’ he responded, “I think Shaan Bhai’s theory gets negated immediately because despite being seen in a very mass-centric live show, my movies are still hits. TV can be run by network heads and their particular favorites may be preferred there but cinema’s the one medium where an actor becomes successful on the basis of his popularity with the masses.”

On the topic of Bollywood he went on to quote Humayoun Saeed, “India can be a bonus but it can never be a perpetual career path for a Pakistani actor.”

We feel the following actors may have also taken the advice and may disagree with Fahad about being the ONLY actor who’s made it without crossing over. If you can think of more… Do comment under the post.


The one and only Shaan has always had a very pro lollywood stance and he has been vocal about it long before the Bollywood ban and surely long before the local industry became cool again… despite often being misquoted, no one can question that he was the first superstar to survive the ups and downs of Pakistan cinema and with two releases underway first is clearly here to stay.

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  1. ayesha

    how can you miss noman ijaz name while talking about acting, variation in roles. Let me name others
    Faysal qureshi, maria wasti, saveera nadeem , Ayesha Khan, Moin Akthar, Nabeel, sohail ahmed, adeel to name a few. HAMZA ALI ABBASI may be popular but he has a long way to be considered a better actor than fahad, faysal or noman ijaz

  2. ayesha

    please include Fawad khan please he started working hard since easily 2000’s. Looking at the popularity and choice of projects before 2014. attributing his success to India is wrong and injustice to the talented actor, singer he is. BW was just cherry on the top of the cake that is fawad’s career and fame

  3. Malaika

    I think FahadMustafa is total right!!! People just took him wrong!!! He IS REALLY SOMETHING because of which public like him like

  4. ayesha

    I have read and listened to Shan to one that was conducted by you so I understand his points of view but I do believe Shan opinion has not evolved with time. First of all Shan you have to accept that fact that you are lucky to born in a film family and at a time when there were movies and audience to see those movies in abundance this you a star. When you have lived a dream while you were young but tell new actors to hold on their dreams till days become better is unfair. Let them live their dream
    Shan says young artists should not work outside Pakistan sorry but why not if engineer’s and doctors benefit from going outside Pakistan and learning new things why not actors they can bring back so much they learn which can benefit our local films. I think shan is can get a script for his movie from Mahesh Bhatt that helps him make a new film that it is equally valid for actors in our industry to go anywhere to use opportunities that help them improve. What someone should be telling them is go and explore and bring the tools and knowledge back home that progress.
    Shan’s idea of survival is hibernation and only coming out with film when its people from TV who with their own efforts have created an environment that people from urban middle class have started going back to cinema. The TV actor like Humayoun spent 20 years building audience’s trust because of his work that is why people go see his movies. Same is true for Fahad its his TV audience that goes to his movies. TV a medium Shan considers is not worthy of a star. TV in our country a medium worthy of an actor and gives loyal fans.
    Shan says Fahad is being too over exposed and yet refuses to acknowledge fawad who doesn’t over expose himself and is extremely careful about his project and what he chooses to endorse. Shan says fahad is sterotyping himself. Fahad has done mahemir, and 3 comedies. Shan has done how may movies like mahemir ??
    Shan you are star but you have to accept that Lollywood of your peak time did little to evolve with time. The film makers did not realize that PTV and later private channels produced content and scripts of high quality so why would middle class see a masala movie with rain songs when at home they could watch plays by Ashfaq Ahmed or Anwar Maqsood. Rather than thinking of ways to get that audience by diversifying movies Lollywood limited itself to even regressive content.
    Shan you may be a big movie star but be the bigger person with a big and promote a movie even if you have 10 min role in it. You ask youngsters to be Pakistani for a change support you own people its sad to see that you call yourself a film star but not have a heart big enough to support a Pakistani film because you have less scenes than another actor. Lastly one is a Pakistani regardless of who our neighbors and not because one has a bias against a certain country

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