Cultural diplomacy between India and Pakistan is truly at a transformational stage, with Hassam Khan’s nuanced and mature performance in the family drama, ‘Dil Mom Ka Diya’ being appreciated and applauded from all quarters of Pakistan and India.
There are many Pakistani artists who have truly won over local audiences with their ace acting skills. However, there are others who have managed to break the twin barriers of generation and geography alike, making waves in various nations world over. Thanks to their onscreen appeal, their stardom knows no borders.
They have not only won the hearts of international fans, but taken over prime time slots on the small screen all across the globe too, including India. From Fawad Khan to Saba Qamar who managed to make their mark across the border.
In the wake of the Pulwama attacks, Pakistani actors were banned from working in Indian movies. However, Pakistani dramas have always been popular in India through YouTube. Indians have also found Pakistani dramas closer to reality because the demographics of both the countries are more or less the same. Another factor that plays a huge part in making Pakistani dramas popular in India is the language because a wide population of India can understand Urdu really well.
Cultural diplomacy between India and Pakistan is truly at a transformational stage, with Hassam Khan’s nuanced and mature performance in the family drama, ‘Dil Mom Ka Diya’ being appreciated and applauded from all quarters of Pakistan and India. Nevertheless, Indian fans have been keeping a tab on the 30-year-old actor through social media and are regularly updated about the developments — both in personal and professional front through his social media handles. “If terms between India and Pakistan were normal the way it was before, Hassam Khan would be the next star after Fawad Khan and Ali Zafar to make it BIG! In Bollywood,” admits Neena Roy, a 25-year-old film student in Mumbai.
Hassam Khan, started his acting career with a Theatre play ‘Pawnay 14 August’. After that Hassam showed his acting skills in a number of telefilms, webseries, short films, dramas and serials including ‘Nazar Kay Saamnay’, ‘Naram Garam’, ‘Noor Jahan’, ‘Mera Kiya Qasur Tha’, ‘Khasara’ ‘Dil Mom Ka Diya’ and is recently seen in ARY Digital`s ‘Bikhray Moti’ and HUM TV`s ‘Mohabbat Tujhe Alvida’. Hassam also starred in Teeli`s popular Pakistani web-series ‘Susar vs Damaad’.
His love and dedication for acting is and has always been the talk of the both the countries whether it is the famous fifteen kg weight loss for one of his
characters, facial muscle pull for when he was playing a mentally challenged character, multiple injuries for performing stunts on his own and the list goes on. Well, all we can do is wait, watch and pray until the ban is revoked and we can feast our eyes on him in Bollywood movies.