Zahid Ahmed says marriage saved him from ‘so much beauty’ in showbiz field
Zahid with his wife. (File photo)
After giving innumerable laudable performances on the small screen, the actor who is known for his versatility Zahid Ahmed will soon be seen in upcoming film, ‘Ghabrana Nahi Hai’. This marks Ahmed’s debut on the Pakistani silver screen.
The actor’s performance for the television drama ‘Ishq Zahe Naseeb’ attracted a lot of appreciation and was praised by actors across the border.
In conversation with veteran actress Iffat Omar, the actor talked about different phases of his life. Following are the excerpts:
Talking about his role in drama serial Ishq Zahe Naseeb, Zahid said: “I wasn’t scared at all. When I first heard about the role, I decided that I wanted to do it. I was inspired by Moin Akhtar’s Rozee. When I saw the character crying like that, I felt the emotions of the women in my life.
“I wanted to act like I was actually a woman, not someone who was faking it. I’m in this job to not just play a man; that’s boring. I wanted to have a diverse acting career so I thought if you want to expand the margin of your performance then you have to take risks.”
About his marriage, the actor said: “If I wasn’t married before coming into this field, I would’ve been tempted to go astray. It’s very easy to get distracted with so much beauty around you. I wouldn’t have been this disciplined and my moral compass would’ve been tilted. For single people, this is the biggest fear in this industry. Many people also find their partners this way so I’m not judging, but for me, my focus has remained in one place because of my marriage,” he said.
Talking about his experience with drugs, Zahid said: “I’ve used hash a lot in my life. Now by the grace of God, I’ve quit. I think people need to stop pretending. The world has changed and you can’t run from reality.”
He added: “We have the highest rate of marijuana consumption in the world in Karachi. We should talk about drug consumption. My sons will be teenagers in a decade and they’ll use it because it’s so common. We need to stop trying to balance it in between good and bad deeds. The biggest debate is that using hash and marijuana isn’t haram. So I just want to raise awareness with my experience that it doesn’t make anything better in your life either.”