Actor Asif Raza Mir has made some hard-hitting statements on Pakistani content and questioned that where it stands today.
During an interview on a talk show, the Tanhaiyan actor said, “We sit in drawing rooms and brag about each other. We really don’t go out and compete. We don’t want to compete,” he maintained.
“How do you think India, which is now providing content for Amazon and Netflix, moved from film to these platforms whereas we have not run any original content on these platforms?” he posed the question.
He then answered his own question by explaining how it was not because of the content, it is because of the quality of the content. He recalled the golden days from some time ago when Pakistan was producing content that transcended across international waters. “The period that I was in Geo for the first time, we started exporting our content to places like Barbados, Poland, and Australia,” he said.
“Our content started going global, even to India for that matter. People loved our content but there was an issue. Quality.” Asif Raza Mir’s career spans more than forty years in the Pakistani media industry as an actor. In May 2021, the actor worked in Gangs of London, a film that was nominated at the BAFTAs.