If there’s one actor who knows how to deliver what is required of his character, it has to be Omair Rana. The suave, sophisticated gentleman is a very versatile actor who befits each of his character like a glove. Whether it is a pushtoon in Sang e Mar Mar or a husband from a wrecked marriage, in Zun Mureed Omair Rana certainly knows how to deliver best.
While he’s busy shooting for his short film Khirki opposite Juggun Kazim, Omair Rana is also all set to appear in the highly acclaimed drama serial Aangan.
Directed by the coveted actor/director Ehteshamuddin, Aangan is based on a novel by Khadijah Mastoor and also stars Ahsan Khan, Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly, Mawra Hocane and Shahroz Sabzwari in pivotal roles.
Talking about Aangan, Omair Rana told Oye Yeah, “Aangan is an award winning novel written in 1962, a great piece of literature set in pre partition India. The drama, scripted by Mustafa Afridi, is a very smart play on what happens to a household when its split. The story revolves around an extended family living together. It’s a joint setup and a number of brothers live under one roof. One of them is away. Each of them has their own priorities, family and individual values and these factors come in play when catastrophe strikes.”
“Aangan is a very relatable play,” added Omair further.
Talking about his character, Omair shared, “I play Mazhar chacha’s character. Mazhar is the second born in the family. He has two brothers and a sister. This individual has very strong values that are deeply rooted in his character. He is affectionate and is always trying to resolve conflicts in the house. There comes a point, while he’s absorbing problems around the house that he comes to a crossroads. Whether Mazhar will implode or explode or continue coolly is this character’s journey in the drama.”
Not giving away much of the plot, Omair Rana shared that the story would show what happens to a family after the ‘batwara of their Aangan.”
Sharing the reason behind why he choose to work in the play, Omair Rana shared, “Ehteshamuddin is a wonderful person and amazing director. The script is strong and the experience off screen has been as much significant as onscreen. Mustafa Afridi, who did a brilliant job with the scripting for Sang e Mar Mar has outdone himself with Aangan. Khizar Idrees as the amazing cinematographer has translated the vision of the director and the playwright brilliantly on the screen. So yes, the script, the team and the challenge that this character brought were a few reasons why I choose to play this character. I mean, which theatre based actor would not try to experience the range this character offers.”
“From Abid Ali, to Zeba Ji, from Ahsan Khan to Ahad Raza Mir, Sajal Aly, Mawra Hocane, Madiha Rizvi to Rabia Butt, Aangan brings across a range of actors. From the old to the fresh, from the veteran to the novice, the drama brings together a string of talent, something one wouldn’t want to miss at all,” shared Rana, exciting us with another reason why Aangan was one of the most anticipated dramas of the year.
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