Having made his debut in the world of acting with Kashif Nisar directorial Dumpukht, the truth is that fame did not come easily to Bilal Abbas Khan who these days is basking in the glory of not one but two hit plays back to back namely Balaa and the currently on air Cheekh where he plays the evil Wajih with perfection. With him also having done a movie called Thora Jee Le, it was television which became Bilal's true calling but just when we thought that the young star would stick to this medium right there. We heard that he had signed on for a web series directed by the extremely talented Mehreen Jabbar!
Yes guys, with the news all over social media we too were excited about this but at the same time had few questions in mind which we wanted to ask Bilal and what better way to do that then get in touch with the actor ourselves .
So talking about the web series in particular we asked Bilal why did he opt for this considering people are loving his plays and he has two big hits under his belt as well to which he said,
'As an actor, I am always looking to challenge myself and try out new roles and new medium. Web was a natural next step given how rapidly it has been growing plus the opportunity to be working with Mehreen Jabbar was not something I wanted to miss'
With us understanding that perfectly well as personally we love whatever project Mehreen decides to be a part of as her stories are unique and touch ones heart immediately. So what is Bilal's character like in the web series was our next question to which he replied,
'I really cannot reveal much about the character, except that it was very different to what I have done in the past and that is what excited me to take it up '
With other actors like Madiha Imam, Mohammad Ahmed, Beo Zafar, Furqan Siddiqui, Mariam Saleem Khan, and Kiran Haq on board too, the series already has caught our interest, but what exactly was Mehreen like to work with as a director was what we asked Bilal and he told us ,
'Every director has a different style of working and Mehreen (Jabbar) has her own style and flavour which is great for me to learn and work with'.
So what is the difference between shooting for web and TV was what we put forth Bilal Abbas Khan and he replied in return,
'My job as an actor is to go on the set and give it all I possibly can - so the change of medium is not relevant. But at the same time - from the way the story is scripted, and narrated - the difference would be seen'.
With Bilal Abbas Khan so far having a wonderful year we hope to see more of this actor who portrays each character with such honesty that one cant help but admire his dedication to his craft.
But what exactly does the year hold for Bilal the actor was what we wanted to know next ,
'Not sure about the rest of the year but March surely is busy. With Cheekh currently on air, Laal (my Telefilm directed by Haseeb Hasan) expected to go on air on 23rd March and then shooting with Mehreen. So from a negative role, to a Naval officer, its a really diverse time for my acting'.
With Bilal getting better and better with each passing role we cant wait to see him with Madiha Imam in the web series soon where we are sure he will leave everyone mesmerized by his talent once again.