A success story
November 04, 2011
Shamoon Abbasi, born 4th April, 1973, is an acclaimed TV star and director who did both leading and minor roles in a number of films and dramas including Bhai Log (by Syed Faisal Bukhari), Gidh, Daddy and other serials. He also won a bronze award for the best telefilm, Daag Hai Mere Naam Pe, at the Hum Telefilm Festival Awards 2011. He was married to TV actress and model Humaima Malick (BOL fame) but they separated in April 2011.
Shamoon Abbasi did a marvellous job in ‘Bhai Log’ drawing the attention of audience and Lollywood hawks. Talking about his background, Shamoon said he was born in Italy and graduated from the TRE University in arts and performing arts elemental degree. An acting contest brought him to the showbiz world. He has worked in more than 20 serials and almost 80 to 100 telefilms. Besides, he has hosted more than 20 shows.
Viewing his strong career and acting skill it was director Faisal Bukhari who approached him and offered him an important role in his forthcoming film ‘Bhai Log’. Technically, he was the first actor to be cast in his film. Talking about his role in the film, Shamoon Abassi is thankful to almighty Allah and the audience who made him a successful big screen star. The audience took him as a fresh breeze in Lollywood where outdated faces have been ruling for a long time. He owes his success to senior artists Nadeem and Javaid Sheikh who treated him like their younger brother and never made him feel strange on the shooting spot.
Asked about the role of director in the success of any film, Shamoon feels it is surely the responsibility of the filmmaker to see if a certain concept is not harmful to the people. He says the responsibility lies with the director because cinema is too powerful a media. Drawing comparison between the big and mini screen, he votes for the big one.
“Big screen has charm all over the world. The cinema is still a strong medium compared with TV. I think educated people must make a room in the showbiz world. This is the only way we can revive our film industry where presently outdated producers/directors are occupying the front seat. It is the need of the hour that we should rub off the stigma that we are a terrorist nation through cultural improvement as India did. Education and training is an essential part of success in any field. As far as showbiz is concerned I would advise youngsters to have ample knowledge about performing arts besides academic achievements. The good one is to join an art academy,” says Shamoon.
Due to Shamoon’s outstanding performance in ‘Bhai Log’ some producers approached him but he declined the offer as he found the subject was poor. He has attached high hopes to his forthcoming flick ‘WAR’ a heavy budget film sponsored by the ISPR. The subject is about terrorism. Shan, Shamoon and Ayesha Khan are playing lead role in this film. Shamoon says he does not copy Indian mega star Salman Khan because he feels one cannot fly high if one copies someone.