Who doesn’t know Atif Aslam? He is a tremendous singer, an enormous actor. He worked not only in Pakistan but also across the border and made a remarkable influence everywhere. Atif has a massive fan following all over the world. He also gave an acting tribute in a Pakistani film named “Bol” almost 10 years ago. Again he is working in a drama serial named “Sang-e-Mah”. Recently he revealed his character in Sang-e-Mah. So read the article till the end, if you want to know his character name and which type of character Atif Aslam is playing in the drama.
Atif Aslam On Hilmand’s Role
In this drama serial, Atif Aslam’s character name is “Hilmand”, his character is witty and dark. Atif Aslam did not go with the script which has the role of the famous main actor or something else. His point of view was different because he explained that his character is subtle, dark, and spiritual. Explaining why he played this unique role, Atif said, “Why not?”
In an interview, Atif Aslam briefed the media about the script and his wait was in vain. He said, “What clicked for me was how this was new territory for me. I had never done this [acting] before.”
Every actor wants to have a great script to start his acting career. That’s what our rockstar Atif Aslam thought and waited for almost 10 years to come into the world of acting. He said, “I know it sounds very cliche, that you have been waiting for the right script. I have been waiting and 17 years later, Sang-e-Mah seemed to be the perfect script for me. I wanted to do it.”
Views About Acting As a Challenge
“We’ve performed globally. We interacted with people, with fans and then we’d return [to our lives]. But for 40 days, we were shooting Sang-e-Mah, that too in a village. I was very curious about how the show would turn out. But the confidence Saifee and Mustafa had in the script was enough to convince me. I read it and I readily agreed to it.” He added.
He also showed new respect for screen artists, and said, “I would like to appreciate everyone who works in films, dramas – regardless of the medium. I have so much respect for them. It’s difficult to work,”.
He also shared about his singing career, he said, “I have this utmost belief that even in my music career of 17 years, I haven’t done much but there’s this divine power that has paved my way for me. I have been blessed tremendously,” he said. He added, “Even today when I would be working onscreen and people have been praising me for it, I have the same belief that the Almighty has been very kind to me.”
Atif Aslam kept explaining about his character, Hilmand and how he worked hard to meet the demands of his role. In the play, Hilmand is the son of Mir Marjan Khan [Noman Ijaz] and Zarsanga [Samia Mumtaz]. He shared, “The first three, four days, I was trying to wrap my head around how to play this character,” Atif commented. “Then I started talking to myself. Two people were travelling with me. I kept rehearsing with them. It wasn’t easy to memorize the dialogues Mustafa had written.
I would keep rehearsing with one of them and then the other person was responsible for the look,” he further shared, adding, “There were no mobile signals in the area where we were shooting, so we had nothing else to do. It was a blessing in disguise.”
The actor further responded to The Express Tribune, “You’re watching ‘drawing room’ serials daily. But if we’re thinking outside the box, we’re being experimental.
“I loved the whole approach towards the script. It’s so well-written. It grips you. I had no knowledge in acting, which is why I’m giving the due credit to everybody.”
He further discussed, “When I read the script, it had the potential. Which is why I signed it.” When asked about his inspiration behind playing his recent offering, the singer shared, “Inspiration? I think to unlearn Atif Aslam is a task in itself. Which is what I enjoyed. I talked to the people, I talked to the entire team. I worked with different artists, with the veterans. Imagine Nauman Ijaz is standing in front of you and you know he is an A-class actor and you’re a newbie. Imagine the pressure that would have. It’s not a joke at all. It was a challenge and I love challenges.”