Shehzad Shiekh States Heros Are Used As 'PROPS' In Local Dramas
Film and television actor Shahzad Sheikh recently spoke about the struggles a male actor has to put up with in the Pakistani Drama industry.
Coming from a lineage of successful actors and famous hero’s of their time, Shahzad Sheikh son of Javed Sheikh seems unhappy with the roles a hero gets to play today.
Talking to Something Haute in an interview Shahzad Sheikh disclosed his opinion that the drama industry has shrunk the role and character of a hero to just eye candy or a prop around which the drama is executed.
He also spoke about how most of the dramas are women oriented and give little to no leverage for the male counter part. Shahzad feels it’s imperative that the male actor gets space to work in tandem with the female lead instead of supporting the narrative around female stories. Shahzad Sheikh explained how most dramas show a woman’s perspective of a man entering her life or leaving it and the story later unfolding around the woman instead of both actors taking forward the topic or issue.
Shahzad Shiekh’s latest drama Raaz-e-Ulfat with co- stars Yumna Zaidi and Komal Aziz, is currently on air on Geo Entertainment.
All said, Shahzad Shiekh is hopeful that his upcoming projects will give him enough liberty to make his mark more as an actor and less as a hero supporting the narrative he isn’t fully a part of.