Legendary Anwar Maqsood and his rockstar son, Bilal Maqsood, have been entertaining the audience on Instagram for some time now. Since the beginning of the lockdown, the duo has been coming live and shedding light on sensitive and important matters while displaying humor.
A clip from one of the Instagram live sessions has been making rounds on social media where we see Anwar Maqsood donned in a traditional outfit answering his fans’ questions. The witty artist got asked why he doesn’t write dramas anymore. He responded with utmost regret with just the right amount of amusement.
He said Ashfaq Sahab isn’t writing, Bano Qudsia isn’t writing, Munoon bhai isn’t writing, Intizar Hussain isn’t writing. All of them are dead. They took drama with them. Now there is no drama.
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Speaking of the Pakistani drama industry’s current state, Anwar Maqsood said with regret that all he sees are commercials and ridiculous names of dramas on TV with mediocre storylines. He doesn’t seem to stand his work among the content that has been producing today.
“Now, there is no drama. I just analyze the names of dramas and commercials being aired on television. On Thursday night at 8:30 pm Tum Meray Paas ho, on Thursday night at 11 pm Mujhe Beta Chahiye, at 12 Namumkin, at 12:30 pm Cheekh, double episodes. After seeing such names, how can I write?” He said.
Check out the comments on the post uploaded by Bilal Maqsood:
Some embraced his humor even at this age
He sure is!
Others prayed for his healthy life
The masses might be fond of these dramas, but the young lot is definitely not interested. They are evolving, and it is just a matter of time that no one will be interested in watching these dramas that depict mediocre storylines. After all, a nation’s films and dramas depict their true culture, and we are more than these mediocre storylines. It is time for things to change.
Anwar Maqsood is part of the industry for a very long time now. He is a versatile artist entertaining the audience with his acting, comedy, scriptwriting, etc. Unfortunately, a treasure like him has stopped writing for the local tv.
Here’s to hoping that better content will be produced in the future! Have something to add? Let us know in the comment section below.
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