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Ahad Raza Mir graces the stage in Hamlet

Ahad Raza Mir graces the stage in Hamlet

Ahad Raza Mir is coming to Canada after four years of success in Pakistan’s film business to portray Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play The Rose Brampton. Mir, who began his acting career on stage in Calgary, eventually returned to Pakistan to seek a career in movies. During his lengthy hiatus, he appeared in the BBC series World on Fire and the Netflix series Resident Evil, which helped him raise his worldwide image. He is now back in Canada, performing to 1,000 people each night in Brampton, a place with a big South Asian community.

Ahad Raza Mir has agreed to accept the challenge once more, admitting that he is nervous about the large crowds after winning a Betty Mitchell Award for his portrayal of Hamlet in Calgary before the outbreak. However, he finds solace in the character he plays. Mir mentioned in an interview with Toronto Life that he wants the audience to become involved in the story and forget they are watching him. He hoped that through performing, he would inspire South Asian audiences to pursue their artistic dreams regardless of the repercussions.

Ahad Raza Mir stated that he considered himself a “poster boy” for Pakistan in the West and that the people of his own country had backed him in all of his endeavours. Despite having earned a Betty Mitchell Award for his performance of Hamlet in Calgary before the epidemic, Mir has taken on the task again, admitting to being apprehensive about the enormous crowds but finding consolation in the character he plays.

Mir told Toronto Life that his objective is to make the audience forget they are watching him and immerse them in the drama. He believed that his appearance on stage would inspire South Asian spectators to pursue their artistic goals, despite the hazards involved. Mir stated that he sees himself as a “poster boy” for Pakistan in the West and appreciates the support of his native nation and its people in his accomplishments.

After wrapping up his performances in Brampton on October 18, Mir will go to Rome to film “Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo,” Netflix’s first Pakistan-themed original series, in which he is said to play the lead role. This week, “Hamlet” comes to The Rose Brampton Theatre, but it’s not your typical Shakespeare performance. This one takes pleasure in its diverse cast, which includes Pakistani-Canadian sensation Ahad Raza Mir, who plays the Danish prince.

Mir was raised in Calgary, where his acting career began on stage. He migrated to Pakistan shortly after receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Calgary. Now, seven years later, he cannot imagine being away from Pakistan for an extended period of time. Mir came to Calgary just before the pandemic to play Hamlet, and his performance earned him a Betty Mitchell Award, which recognises the city’s theatre scene. Since then, he has portrayed a number of well-known roles on Pakistani television as well as in online series available on Netflix, BBC One, and India’s ZEE5.

He’s now back in Canada to play Prince Hamlet. But Mir reprising his role as Hamlet may violate one of his two standards for selecting ventures. The two rules, in Mir’s own words: “I’m not going to do anything I’ve already done.” The other guideline is that if it terrifies me, I will do it.” Mir last performed Hamlet in a studio production in Calgary. Each event now has a capacity of 1,000 people. Mir feels anxious in large groups, but he finds solace in the role he is playing. “Sometimes it’s easier to play a character than it is to play yourself,” Mir goes on to remark.

Another distinction between it and the one in Calgary is the crowd. The Pakistani actor is playing the Prince of Denmark in the predominantly South Asian-populated city of Brampton, and he is looking forward to connecting with the audience. “We’re linked by nation; we’re connected by language; we’re connected by television… They know who I am, and I know who they are.”

I spoke with Mir the day after his 30th birthday. (It’s usually assumed that the real Hamlet, Richard Burbage, was 30 years old when he first appeared as Hamlet in 1600.) On his birthday, he hosted a meet-and-greet with GTA fans; he knows that a significant portion of the audience would be there only to see him, but Mir’s objective is to make the audience forget that it’s him on stage.

He also hopes that when South Asians in the audience see him on stage, they will be inspired to pursue their artistic ambitions. He recognizes that pursuing acting as a career is more risky than earning an engineering degree or attending law school, but Mir hopes that more South Asians would at least try it and see what happens. “Perhaps some Pakistani lad or girl in the crowd sees the play, sees me, and goes… ‘If Ahad can do it, why can’t I?’

Ahad Raza Mir, a youthful starlet, rose to prominence with programmes like “Yakeen Ka Safar” and provided great performances in shows like “Ye Dil Mera,” “Aangan,” and “Hum Tum.” He has pushed his career to Hollywood, participated in a Netflix series, and even got an award for his work in “Hamlet” in Canada. Ahad Raza Mir, who has a big fan base, had a special birthday, making it a memorable day for him and his fans.

Ahad Raza Mir is a well-liked rising celebrity. He rose to prominence with “Yakeen Ka Safar” and has been in series such as “Ye Dil Mera,” “Aangan,” and “Hum Tum.” He’s even moved into Hollywood, starring in a Netflix series and winning an award for his portrayal of “Hamlet” in Canada. Ahad Raza Mir has a big fan base, and his birthday was a memorable day for both him and his followers.

Mir previously stated that some changes were made to allow him to play the most popular prince in literature as a brown actor. He also claimed that he is a very demanding person and that his mother was really afraid of him when she witnessed his performance, indicating that he was doing something well. He has received a lot of attention in a short period of time for his acting abilities and beautiful looks. Success hasn’t gotten to Asif Raza Mir’s son.


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