Karachi (Web Desk): Pakistan’s new talent and impressionist, Shafaat Ali is going to make his film debut with Parwaaz Hai Junoon.
Shafaat Ali has achieved fame with his viral Facebook videos mimicking politicians Imran Khan, Shahbaz Sharif and Altaf Hussain.
According to details, Ali is all set to make his cinematic debut with a supporting character in Momina Duraid Productions’ collaborative attempt with the Pakistani Air Force, Parwaaz Hai Junoon starring Hamza Ali Abbasi, Hania Aamir and Asif Raza Mir’s son, Ahad Raza Mir as its titular star cast.
"I was initially approached to audition for a drama serial, however, the team at HUM found me to be quite fit for the character in the film and that’s when they told me that they had another project in mind for me,” he told media over a telephonic conversation from the set of his film’s second spell, currently being shot at K2 and the Karakoram Highway.
"I have been offered films previously as well, but I never took them seriously since I never wanted to do a project that fails to leave an impact. Since Parwaaz Hai Junoon is being made in association with the Pakistani Air Force -- who last made a film almost five decades ago -- I knew I had to do this."
Shafaat revealed that his future plans mainly revolve around his career as a stand-up comedian. "I want to take my comedy global, that’s what I’m focusing on currently since I’m touring different countries for shows. There hasn’t been an internationally acclaimed and viable comedian from Pakistan in recent times and I wish to break the ice."