Hamza Ali Abbasi has taken his Alif character Qalb-e-Momin too seriously. As he played a role of a director, Hamza Ali Abbasi is all set to direct a film on nationalism, revealed Humayun Saeed in an interview with Masala.
“While Hamza will not be working in showbiz for some time, he is certainly not leaving the industry,” Humayun said.
Hamza will only play limited characters, “like soldier or some sort of a religious character,” the Mere Pass Tum Ho actor added.
Humayun Saeed will produce the movie and the film, as yet unnamed.
Previous month, Abbasi uploaded a 23-minute-long video on Twitter and YouTube announcing that he is leaving acting to become a religious activist.
“I will use all mediums – social media and TV — to talk about God,” he said.
However, the Waar actor said he is not leaving showbiz altogether.
“I will make films and dramas to give the message of God,” he said, adding that there will be no “inappropriate elements” in them.
He revealed that one of the reasons he chose to do Alif was because it spreads the message of God. He clarified that acting is not haram (forbidden) in Islam and that he is leaving it because he wants to spend his life just talking about God.