Why no focus on quality in hiring for media productions: Shamoon Abbasi
Pakistani actor and filmmaker Shamoon Abbasi has shared his two cents on digital web content and why it has gained so much success in India.
Taking to Facebook, he penned a lengthy note and wrote: “Projects like Mirzapur, Gang of Wasseypur, Family Man, and many other of this genre are very much liked in Pakistan. What I have learned as a filmmaker from them is that they don't waste their time or money on casting hi profile actors in these series except the main roles, They use junior actors from every walk of life, every height, colour, language without being conscious about the looks as far as they are fitting into the roles, it looks real on the screen.”
He further added, “The female cast of these series are working with minimal make ups and in few projects no make ups at all and they are doing a great job in these series. In my view we are stuck into the fame mania of every actor, and Do not value those who are appropriate for the roles but only go for looks and names, which limits our data bank of actors that can be utilised in thousands of projects that we do in Pakistan.”
He concluded saying: “Its high time our TV channels, Web series, films break these stereotypes and let everyone work despite on how some one looks, This attitude of hypocrisy will only leave us limited in the coming days we need to understand what's making Indians more reachable to the mass audience of every category. It’s that they are utilising each and every actor despite their colour, cast, etc.”