By Hina Anjum: Video games used to get his pulse racing and his adrenaline pumping, and still does. His parents who had been worrying, all that time, about his video game addiction, ended up living with a mere belief that he will grow up to be nothing. Those parents were, instead, at the edge of a miracle!
Who knew, that he’d come like a dark horse.
Respected Audience, I am talking about none other than the musician-turned-philanthropist Shehzad Roy. You must all be thinking that what brings me here, again. Then, just to let you know, I’m, here, writing to draw your attention to an important news.
This is a special announcement for all those who’ll vow to let go of all worries and anxiety in order to be light and free. Just joking, but don’t you expect me to put a smile on your face?
Back in 2012, we all remember Shehzad revealing about his work on a film with Ahsan Rahim and Faisal Qureshi: “We’re lazy kings. Whenever we meet, we work on it, and then we get busy with other things. But we are developing it.”
This revelation was just an illusion until 2015 came along and broke the news we were all, desperately, waiting to hear.
“I think we will need to speak up and let our voices be heard in 2015. We will do a lot of things that haven’t been done in Pakistan before. Everything maybe not for the good but that’s how societies evolve. I will be producing music, but this year I will be working on a very interesting project. Ahsan Rahim is our director, Faisal Qureshi is an integral part of this project and Anwar Maqsood is writing the film which we hope to release by the end of 2015.”
The film, unsurprisingly, will be a satirical take on the state of affairs in Pakistan, and will include dashes of romance, action and comedy to make it an all-out commercial film.
“It will be a thought-provoking film,” he added, “while watching it, you won’t lose sight of the fact that you’re watching the film in Pakistani Cinema.”
Not one to slow down, Shehzad is all set to be an actor. He is using this new medium to continue his endeavor to awaken the average Pakistani’s political consciousness.
“I never actually intended to do a film,” said Roy, while giving an interview on Private TV Channel, “but when the concept was presented to me, it was hard to say no.”
For Mr. Shehzad, life is constantly changing and he is willing to change with it. “Life shouldn’t be monotonous. It is all about change,” he says.
As for his music, that’s ongoing too. While the film may be a long way off, Roy will soon be releasing his new song, a collaborative love song in Punjabi that shall be featuring Zoe Viccaji. The song will be out next week!
Shehzad’s here with another winner, and to see if he triumphs as a good actor or not, you’ll have to keep visiting Taazi.com. Stay Updated!