Yasir Hussain spoke to Masala! about his upcoming play 'Nach Na Jane' which is a stage production of the hit television series, 'Aangan Terha'.
"It is like coming back full circle to my beginnings from theatre, after 7 years hiatus during which I did a number of films as well,” said Yasir, speaking to Masala. “I have had the great opportunity to work with the play's writer and director Anwar Maqsood and Dawar Mehmood on other projects as well. My role of Akbar is a classic since it was played by the late Saleem Nasir, and I am also looking forward to the upcoming prequel film Aangan Terha. Both the play and the character have been very personal experiences for me."
Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi is doing a stage production of “Nach Na Jane” in association with KopyKats from March 16. According to a press release, “the income of the play will to donated to artists, writers and poets who have made enormous contributions to the industry but now they are facing difficulties in earning a livelihood for themselves and their family.”
The play was originally written by humourist Anwar Maqsood. It is to be directed by Dawar Mehmood. Yasir Hussain, who appeared in films and dramas and is a noted comedian, is playing the role of Akbar. Akbar’s role was very humorous and extremely memorable for drama audiences.
Yasir Hussain was recently seen hosting the After Moon Show, a celebrity talk show and was also seen in films such as Karachi Se Lahore and Lahore Se Aagay. He is currently seen in a villainous avatar in the drama serial Baandi.