Imran Ashraf, is a name that needs no introduction. Although, the actor has been struggling for over 10 years in the industry, it has been his recent characters, for the past two years that brought him the fame and praise Imran deserves. Alif Allah aur Insaan, Dil Mom Ka Diya, Tu Dil Ka Kya Huwa and the very recent Ranjha Ranjha Kardi and Inkaar are a few plays that propelled Imran Ashraf into the limelight, bringing him praise from around the world.
Talking to BBC, Imran Ashraf revealed how he had been working hard for the past decade. Mentioning how Bhola from Ranjha Ranjha Kardi came his way, Imran said, “Faiza Iftekhar wrote Dillagi three years back in which I happened to portray a role. It was then when she wrote the script of Ranjha Ranjha Kardi that I found out she had mentioned my name in the script alongside Kashif Nisar’s as the director.”
Imran also shared how he was worried portraying Bhola because it came with a huge responsibility. “The drama isn’t a drama only, it was a social cause. It was for the socially deprived humans craving love and I’m happy we were able to deliver a percent of what we hoped for.”
Imran Ashraf also opened up how he was least concerned about vanity and looking good on screen. “For me the most important thing is my character, not how I look and I think that is how it should be for all actors.”
Addressing the issue raised by his current drama Inkaar, Imran highlighted a very important issue how men all over the world weren’t conditioned to hear a no. “Most of the men fail to understand that if a person doesn’t want to talk to you or like you, invading their personal space is also harassment,” said Imran.
Being an unconventional actor, who follows his hearts and dives deeper into his characters, Imran explained that it was impossible for him to open up about his struggle for the past eight years. “People have always laughed at me and my approach. I used to hear derogatory remarks. Someone once said to me that I was a minus supporting actor, however, I kept my belief strong and today I’ve at least managed to at least crack the shell of the norms here,” said Imran.
Watch the full interview here;