Ahad Raza Mir is one of the finest and talented actors in our industry. He has done some memorable roles that left a mark in people’s hearts.
His journey was epic, within a very short period he gained popularity through his iconic roles and dramas.
The Parwaaz Hai Junoon star has had a very selective keen eye for scripts since the day he stepped into the industry.
In a recent interview with the Eastern Eye, Ahad shared his journey, his inspiration, and his deep love for music.
Ahad Raza Mir in conversation with Eastern Eye
Ahad Raza Mir talking to the Easter Eye said, “At the beginning of my career, I knew how difficult it was, and so it was all about working and getting to know the craft.
So, that hunger is there, in the beginning, to just work. With time, the method of how you approach characters and acting changes with the work you start doing.
I think with time as I became more successful, I became more selective about work.”
He also talked about being very selective when it comes to scripts. “You also have to define yourself as an artist, so it’s not fair to yourself to just keep doing everything that comes your way.
As much as you might love acting, you need to tell stories that inspire you and play challenging characters,” he commented, adding, “I think my journeys became different in that sense.
I know what kind of work I want to do and am very grateful I’m able to do it and choose to do it.”
The actor was then inquired about his favorite role. Ahad, however, felt it was “an unfair question”. He relayed, “They are all close to my heart for different and sometimes similar reasons.
They have also challenged me in some way. I’ve been lucky enough to do things that have been completely different from each other, but still tell compelling stories,” the Ehd-e-Wafa star responded.
“Certain characters hit you differently and certain sets also affect you differently, so there’s no way I could say a favorite. But I think my least favorite would be the most challenging ones.”
‘Anything that inspires me’ – Ahad Raza Mir
When an interviewer asked, what inspires you, then ahad said. “I think it’s just anything that inspires me. I can usually tell by the first meeting, pitch, or description of a story if it’s for me or not.
I’m looking for things that I would like to watch and don’t think too much about anything else,” he said.
“I guess sometimes I think about if somebody else played this character, would I want to see that version or my interpretation.
I think that’s the legacy we leave as artists. So, whatever is remembered is what I’d like to be part of.”
In 2018, he also made a debut in the music world for which he also made it to the headline. He sang with Momina Mushtehsan in a coke studio Ko Ko Korina which was ruined and sabotaged the nostalgic vibe.
The trolls and memes covered them for ruining Ahmed Rushdi’s original masterpiece.
But that didn’t fade his enthusiasm for music, he said “I would love to [continue singing], but I, unfortunately, and fortunately, get so busy that I don’t get to focus much on it.”
Sharing about his love for music, Ahad remarked, “I love music. One of the joys in my life is sitting down with musicians and just jamming out with them.
‘I love classic rock music’ – Ahad Raza Mir
It’s just so inspiring to be around talented musicians and see them do their thing. It’s also a lot of fun, so is something I’d like to get more info on, but in what capacity I’m not sure.
I’m into an interesting point in my life where I could go in many different directions, so it’s an exciting time and yes, I do hope to do more music.”
Want to know what kind of music Ahad is into? He said, “I grew up listening to a lot of classic rock, like Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and bands like these.
My father is the person who got me listening to classic rock,” he revealed. He further shared it was his father, renowned star Asif Raza Mir, who introduced him to this particular genre.
“It’s an interesting story. I used to listen to a lot of rap and one day my father put on a record. It was Led Zeppelin, the one that had the black dog on the cover. It’s the first rock song I heard and was hooked, so I’ve got my dad to thank for that,” he shared.
“Recently, I listened to a lot of house music and fun disco stuff. I kind of avoid songs with lyrics because music tends to put me in a certain mood. When there are lyrics, it influences where that mood goes, so I like to keep my music a little neutral.”
‘I love playing guitar in my free time’ – Ahad Raza Mir
In his free time, Ahad Raza Mir loves to make music. He shared, “loves playing the guitar and making music, but unfortunately don’t get too much time for it.” He added, “I’m very passionate about gaming and recently got my PlayStation 5, which I’m very happy about.
I’m very passionate about our global water crisis, which is something I recently started learning more about –it’s something that is affecting our planet and people. I’m very passionate about travel, but sadly Covid-19 has made that real pain.”
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