Goya ke hamare interview series ke teesre mehman woh hain jin ke liye kaafi saarey doston ne request ki thi … aur phir aap kahen and main try na karoon aisa ho nahin sakta … I passed on your request and he very graciously agreed. Ji, so our guest this week – Osman Khalid Butt!
As an actor, Osman started his career on TV with a blink-n-miss appearance in Haissam Hussain’s Durr-e Shehwar. Aik Nayee Cinderella was his next outing with Haissam but this time as one of the leads, Meyer. While I personally could not get into this fairy tale of a serial there were no doubts that despite being a newcomer he had made quite an impression on the viewers.
His next serial Aunn Zara was a huge success and Osman nailed it as the khandan bhar ka anokha ladla Aunn. His current serial Goya showcases a very different side of the actor. Omar Hashmi may have started off sounding a lot like Aunn, but as the story has progressed we are seeing a very different character taking shape, allowing Osman to tap into a whole other range of emotions and expressions. His upcoming serials include Munkir and the much anticipated Dayar-e Dil.
In addition to his outings on TV, Osman has also done a lot of theater, included among these an Urdu translation of Shakespeare’s Taming of The Shrew, Ilaaj-e Zid Dastiyaab Hai (2012), Snow, Glass, Apples (2013), and Bright Lights, Big City (December 2013). He’s also acted in films like Zibahkhana (2005) and Slackistan (2009/10).
As a writer Osman was awarded the Best Screenplay award for the film Siyaah at the 1st ARY Film Awards 2014. Osman is also a co-founder of The Desi Writers Lounge and a poetry editor for their online magazine Papercuts. He’s also contributed variously to newspapers like Instep and The News. If all this is not impressive enough then Osman’s also appeared in a music video, modeled and done a number of ad campaigns for various brands.
There’s all this and then of course there’s Osman’s very memorable Humsafar parody…
Basically we all complain so much about the various talk show hosts/journalists who always ask the same boring questions, so here’s your chance to give feedback to your fave celebs and ask interesting and fun questions, the kind you’ve always wished somebody would ask. Koshish kar key avoid the usual type ke sawal takey mil saken kuch mazedar aur masaledar jawab.
A few things to keep in mind:
- The last date for posting your questions is Sunday, Feb 22nd 2015.
- Post each question as a separate comment.
- Avoid personal comments and refrain from rude questions and abusive language.
- Please try to not ask questions that’ve already been asked.
Ab kijeye sochna shuru and likhye jaldi se apne sawal … and as you don your thinking caps I leave you with another hilarious vlog …. enjoy!
Written by SZ~
(Most of this information and pictures are from Osman’s Facebook page)