Waseem Abbas is a brilliant Pakistani television and film actor and former director. He is famous for his roles in hit Pakistani dramas, including ‘Samandar,’ ‘Raat,’ ‘Aashiyana,’ ‘Family Front,’ ‘Landa Bazar,’ ‘Din,’ ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai,’ ‘Mere Humsafar,’ and others. Waseem Abbas is the son of the great folk singer Inayat Hussain Bhatti. He began his career as a theater actor and is now a successful Pakistani television actor without whom dramas are considered incomplete. Lately, Waseem Abbas made a guest appearance in Gup Shab where he talked about the dramas and their content, he also gave his take on star status vs real talent.
Talking about the difference between a star and an actor, Waseem Abbas said, “It is not necessary for a superstar to be a great actor, and it is not necessary for an actor to be a great superstar. It is like that; the same is the case with Pakistani media industry. If you are not a superstar, you are always underrated in Pakistan. Being a star is a big thing; if you are a star, you are successful, you achieve your goals with ease. If you are a normal actor, you will be always be underrated. If given a choice, I would like to be a star because of the gains. A star gains more success, more money, and more popularity. Nowadays, dramas can run without actors but not without stars; you need stars to sell the drama.”
Do you agree with Waseem Abbas about the power of stardom?