Ahsan Khan Hitting The Right Notes

The most decent of chaps this side of the border, Ahsan Khan stunned the relaxing audiences to jump up from their sofas, when he played that controversial role in Udaari!

It seems the pertinent serial was just in time to wake up the general public!

The current and depressing case of the young Zainab and the child-molester shocked the nation. TV drama channels need to create more issue-based serials that can open the eyes of more couch potatoes, who routinely enjoy meaningless, hackneyed scripts every evening.

Finally, Ahsan has started to look for visionary roles rather than just cushioned fillers that have made many people swear off drama channels. Other artistes are also waking up to the fact, as you can see Meekal Zulfiqar and Shehzad Sheikh in recent serials. You can’t say it’s only the blame for the writers and directors. The artistes must also take some blame. Ahsan did too many comfy, ghareloo roles for too long, with a fat envelope handed to him after the climax. But, the moment he said yes to serials like Udaari and Saya-e-Deewar Bhi Nahi, he immediately saw a highly positive reaction.

Ahsan’s back to films, and his current movie, Chhupan Chhupai is going great guns. After a listless film career and below-average TV career, he is finally making the right choices in his life!