The Pakistani star’s newest drama serial Jhok Sarkar provides to his spectacular record of tasks and sees him painting a tricky police officer
FROM being made the lead singer of iconic rock band Jal as a teen to forging a solo music profession and changing into a vastly profitable actor, Farhan Saeed has at all times proven a tremendous means to tackle any problem. This has enabled him to entertain audiences throughout numerous platforms and put collectively a vastly spectacular physique work, which ranges from hit songs to profitable performances in fashionable drama serials.
The Pakistani star additionally performed the lead position within the film Tich Button, and as we speak superbly balances a thriving appearing profession with singing, together with being one half of a well-liked energy couple, together with his spouse Urwa Hocane.
His newest drama serial Jhok Sarkar provides to his spectacular record of tasks and sees him painting a tricky police officer. Jap Eye caught up with the multi-talented star to debate his journey, new HUM TV present, inspirations, music and appearing.
How do you replicate in your artistic music and appearing journey?
This complete journey has been a blessing. I’ve deep gratitude for all that it has given me and continues to bless me with. I’ll by no means take it without any consideration.
You first got here to prominence as a singer and have remained related to music. By way of music what has been your most memorable second?
I clearly keep in mind the primary time I carried out. I couldn’t fairly comprehend what was occurring and principally went with the movement. I do, nonetheless, keep in mind all my first concert events and performances as a result of they’re priceless reminiscences for me. One should at all times carry out as if it’s their first time, simply to maintain the vitality flowing, as a result of there’ll at all times be any individual within the viewers listening to you for the primary time.
What impressed your extremely profitable transfer from music to appearing?
I by no means wished to be an actor, but it surely simply occurred. To be trustworthy initially, I by no means thought I might be taking on appearing this significantly.
Now I feel I’m in love with the method of appearing, as I need to uncover new roles and bounds I can push as an actor, and I feel that retains me going. Choosing the proper script, proper position and performing to my finest skills is what I’m having fun with proper now.
Did you think about changing into such a profitable actor?
I strongly consider as a performer, be it appearing or music, we solely have to provide it our coronary heart and soul, and what we really consider is our greatest shot. Then every part else will care for itself. Figuring out that you’ve got given your finest is extra significant. The remainder, together with success, is in God’s hand – he opens doorways for us we don’t even think about are there.
Which of your characters has been closest to your coronary heart?
It’s tough to decide on since you give a lot of your self to every venture. So, in that regard all my characters are very near my coronary heart, to be trustworthy. But when I’ve to decide on one then Hamza Raees Ahmed in Mere Humsafar is a personality, once I did it, I by no means thought would get a lot reward from across the globe, because it garnered.
That position in Mere Humsafar actually resonated with audiences, was it your most difficult one?
Sure, I feel so. That position of Hamza from Mere Humsafar was probably the most difficult position for me as a result of I by no means did such a task and script earlier than, and by no means portrayed such a personality on tv.
Inform us about your new drama serial Jhok Sarkar?
Jhok Sarkar is a narrative of a small city in Pakistan the place a brand new cop comes into the world and challenges the native landlord. The motion and journey that follows between the 2 is the crux of the story. It’s directed by Saife Hasan, who gave us Sang-e-Mar Mar, Ehd-e-Wafa, and written by Hashim Nadeem, who gifted us Khuda aur Mohabbat, Raqse Bismil and Parizaad. So, that is an actor’s dream group.
How does this position examine to others you will have achieved?
For starters that is the primary time I’m taking part in a policeman, so am coming into a brand new territory with this one. I genuinely can’t examine it to something I’ve achieved earlier than. That is likely one of the the reason why it appealed to me a lot.
How do you method a brand new venture as an actor?
I’m very instinctive, so there isn’t any preset method. However I do have a look at the script and perceive the story we’re telling. I ask key questions like, will my viewers and followers prefer it, and might I do justice to it as an actor. On the subsequent step I have a look at the director – the captain of the ship. Then I simply immerse myself within the position.
How did you determine on the impactful look in your new collection?
I had an extended dialogue with my director on Jhok Sarkar (Saife Hasan) as each of us knew we wished a unique search for my character. I additionally went via an intense exercise for a fitter look, in addition to attempting totally different hairstyles and facial hair choices earlier than we locked on this look. It’s one thing totally different and I simply hope my followers find it irresistible too.
Who do you assume this new drama serial appeals to?
While you do a venture, the hope is that it’s going to attain a large viewers. I feel Jhok Sarkar will enchantment to everybody as a result of there’s a nice artistic group behind it.
Do you get nervous earlier than the discharge of a brand new venture?
Phrases of encouragement make you extra assured and encourage you to work on the following venture. You will need to be on the identical web page because the viewers when it comes to what they need to see, and I feel I’ve been fortunate with that.
What conjures up you as an actor?
I feel as an artist, whether or not you’re an actor, musician or doing one thing else artistic, something can encourage you. There’s nobody specific factor. However one have to be actually perceptive with a purpose to be a very good artist.
How do you strike that stability between music and appearing, and does one take precedence?
There’s not a lot of a distinction as a result of my focus is to provide my finest, no matter what I do. Nonetheless, I’ve to get into my respective roles; as an example, on the subject of singing, I’ve to be current within the studio, file and make music movies. Whereas as an actor I would like to decide on the proper script and carry out accordingly. It’s simply the method that’s totally different. Basically, I need to give my finest and entertain my followers. I really feel blessed to have the ability to do each.
You might have sung some prime tracks, however which is closest to your coronary heart?
One music that I actually loved singing was the quilt of Ye Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai by my favorite singer Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.
Who would you like to collaborate with musically?
I need to collaborate with anybody that’s doing wonderful work, so naming only one could be laborious. However I’m amazed with the type of expertise on the market today and would like to group up with anybody like-minded, with fascinating concepts.
What kind of music dominates your private playlist?
Something that’s good and melodic. I really like listening to artists that don’t quit on melody. Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Jagjit Singh are fixed.
What’s the finest recommendation you ever acquired?
All the time be grounded, as nothing lasts without end. Get pleasure from the place you’re, keep constant at it and recognize each second.
You might have achieved appearing and music very well, however in the event you might grasp one thing new what wouldn’t it be?
I need to direct sooner or later possibly and get extra readability as to what the folks behind the digicam see.
Lastly, how a lot does your wonderful fan help imply to you?
My followers are every part to me. For me, they’re extra like household than followers. I’m the place and who I’m due to them. They hold me going and actually encourage me to provide my finest in every part I do.