Senior PTI leader Senator Faisal Javed Khan has revealed that he is writing a drama on the “basic problems of our society”.
In an exclusive interview with The Current, when asked to share details of his upcoming drama, Senator Faisal said: “There is no substance in our dramas. That is why I want to write one.”
Elaborating further, the lawmaker said: “I have started writing the story. [It is based] on the basic problems of our society, such as sifarish (nepotism). It has become very common for people to say ‘My son is very smart’, ‘I knew someone, they got it done’. It has become a fashion statement when it is the wrong thing to do.”
“We don’t think twice before lying or backbiting. Stealing has become normal. Bribing has also become very common. [People say] ‘My son was not getting his passport, we paid Rs500 and got it done’. It’s bribery! Bribery is wrong.”
“These are the five topics around which my story revolves,” shared Senator Faisal further. “And it is the story of a teacher.”
Concluding his answer, he said: “It will be really good. Insha’Allah when you will watch it, you’ll enjoy it.”
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When asked which recent Pakistani dramas he watched and enjoyed, Senator Faisal revealed that he enjoyed Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat’s Dil Lagi and “loved” Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishaan. Humayun and Mehwish are also Senator Faisal’s favourite Pakistani actors.
“To be very honest, I haven’t as such watched the very recent ones,” he added. “But my top favourites are Nijaat and Chaand Grehan. I have DVDs of old dramas at home.”
When asked about why Bollywood movies continue to trend on Netflix Pakistan despite being banned in the country, Senator Faisal said: “People used to watch them a lot before the ban too. But that’s not the problem, the problem is that it should be bilateral.
“If we’re showing their content, they should show ours too,” he continued. “And we shouldn’t if they aren’t. They ban our [content] on their TV, cinemas, radio but here we were continuing to show theirs.”
“It should be bilateral”, he concluded.
Watch the complete interview here: