Hamza Ali Abbasi has no plans of returning to films and dramas any time soon, the actor confirmed in a recent chat with host and co-star Ahmed Ali Butt. The actor was responding to queries about him taking up any new project any time soon during a conversation at the celebration of a local channel anniversary.
“I have taken a break for a very long time,” Abbasi remarked. “I am actually working on a book. Whatever I have learned or discovered about the Almighty on my journey (to spirituality), I really want to share the people. I think I will be talking about this for a very long time. So, dramas and films (shakes his head) These projects are very time-consuming.”
To this, Bushra Ansari, who was also present during the chat, intervened and asserted, “If someone has given such a statement like Hamza or even anyone else, it’s not just words. It’s a promise to oneself. And if someone cannot keep their word to themselves, how can they keep their word to anyone else?”
She added, “Whenever you are changing your way of life, either you change it completely or you don’t change it at all.” “I agree to this wholeheartedly,” Abbasi nodded. Butt then commented on how he recently had a chat with the Mann Mayal star over making content where he wanted to educated the masses about his journey. “I think there’s more to this than just making content,” the star replied. “What we believe in is something that is very intense. The presence of Allah, the day of judgment, life hereafter, the hell, the paradise – all of it. These are very intense beliefs. And my mission would be to remind people, (myself included) that this is a serious matter. Since I’ve come to realise this, my whole world has turned upside down. And all I want in life now is to make everyone I know to remind the same.”
The Dolly Ki Ayegi Baraat added, “But you have to change yourself first. That’s the initial step.”
“Yes, that’s the first thing we need to do,” Abbasi added. “You change yourself first and then you go on to implement changes to the world.”
Last year, during an introductory segment Kasauti Online on Express Entertainment, his Jawani Phir Nahi Ani co-star Butt asked Abbasi if the ‘controversy’ of him leaving acting was true or not. To this, the actor had replied,” No, not at all. I haven’t left acting. In fact, I am currently working on two projects. Hopefully, the two will see the light soon. So no I haven’t quit acting.” Adding on, he had then noted as well that the star had just taken a long break that was being misconstrued as him leaving showbiz altogether.
In 2019, Hamza shocked fans after he revealed in a long YouTube video that he was taking an indefinite hiatus from the entertainment industry. “My perspective of life has been changed since I realised that I have to meet my God. With this realisation, what I decided to do is that I now wish to talk to people. I wish to spread the message,” he had said in the video.
The Parwaaz e Junoon star shared that from here on, his productions will focus on showing Pakistan, its culture, and Islam in the right light. Hamza also said that he will be quite active on YouTube, where he will keep on making videos on topics he thinks should be addressed.
Since then, Hamza has released several videos on his YouTube channel that are centered around religion.
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