Are you a fan of Wahaj Ali? If yes then read on to know what went behind his characters that we all enjoyed so much!
“I was feeling Riz…Sirf Apne Liye jeenay ka Maza Hi Kuch Aur Hai” – Wahaj Ali
Wahaj Ali is a talented actor and has given us several hit dramas like ‘Ehd e Wafa’, ‘Ishq Jalebi’, ‘Fitoor’, ‘Ghisi Piti Mohabbat’, ‘Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi‘ and many more. In an interview with FUCHSIA Magazine, Wahaj Ali gives us insights into his roles in Ghisi Piti Mohabbat and Bikhray Moti.
Wahaj Ali On Why He Chose To Do Riz In Ghisi Piti Mohabbat
According to Wahaj, Riz posed him the greatest challenge of his career so far. Moreover, he explained with a twinkle in his eye, living for yourself (as Riz did), has its own charm and that’s exactly what Riz does.
When you play such a character, you enjoy it more, reveals Wahaj. This type of carefree behavior obviously has its pros and cons, he states philosophically. Furthermore, he adds balance to explain that no character is a bad person but their life circumstances make them how they are. We shouldn’t judge them. He gave further insight into Riz’s character development and how it became selfish.
Fan Reactions Towards Riz
Wahaj says he thought he’ll get some backlash on Riz, but he only received love from his fans. Viewers appreciated his performance and had nothing but praises for him all over social media – Wahaj stated, with a signature humility.
The Message Behind Riz’s Character
Wahaj says that the message Riz delivered was very clear – never rush into love nor make decisions in haste. Riz was a husan parast insaan – hence he loved Noor, because she was beautiful. Moreover, Riz taught us that if a certain relationship is becoming toxic for someone, one must move out of it.
Fans Overlook The Grey/Bad Parts Of A Character If Played By Actors With Great Influence
Fans associate a character they view on-screen with their favorite actors and often overlook the negative traits of that character. Wahaj states that Riz was a selfish person however, people only had praises for the character!
We asked …
Did people acknowledge the grey part of Riz’s character? “Yes, I would get messages in my inbox telling me how someone’s ex was like Riz!” Wahaj reveals laughingly.
Does that pose a challenge for a popular actor like him (when playing a negative role)? You bet it does! “It was a challenge for me too” clarifies Wahaj – I had been doing too many “Good Boy” roles.
He might have got away with his fans, but his wife had other thoughts!
His Wife’s Reaction Towards Riz
Wahaj says Sana doesn’t like Riz at all. She even says “You shouldn’t do such characters”. Whenever she watches that drama, she gets angry with me afterwards for 1 and half hours. Moreover he says he used to justify it by saying “but I am not like that”. He also says his wife was very happy with the ending of Riz & felt he deserved it!
Experience Working With Ramsha, Neelam and Yumna
The scenes I had with Ramsha as Samiya were my favourite, explains Wahaj, because we both used to really get into the scene and want to make it work!
He says as it was his 2nd project with both Ramsha and Neelam. Previously he had Mah-e-Tamaam with Ramsha and Dil Nawaz with Neelum. So he didn’t find it difficult to take on Ghisi Phiti Mohabbat & Bikhray Moti – a certain level of understanding already existed with his costars. “Both are such fantastic actresses and have such a strong grip on their work.”
Moreover, talking about Yumna. He says Dil Na Umeed was his first project with her and he was very nervous about it. “Working with her feels like everything is flowing like water.”
Thoughts Behind Doing Ahad’s Character In Bikhray Moti.
Wahaj says whenever he thinks about Ahad’s character in Bikhray Moti, Faiz’s poetry comes to mind.
Wahaj believes there are very few people who love like Ahad. His formula of love is very different. His love was never dependent on reciprocation. Finally, Wahaj defends his reasons for taking on Ahad –
Oh well, selfless or not, fans loved Ahad in this new avatar and while we look forward to more of Wahaj Ali, read up on his most recent role that had us all gushing over him. can you guess what it was? Click here to know more!