Khushhal Khan has been the talk of the town in recent times with his eye-catching ad campaigns for various brands. He first came under the spotlight during a clothing campaign for an Indian brand, which made him a ‘national crush’. The campaign created a stir on social media due to it being from the neighbouring country but shot in Pakistan with models from here. Khushhal’s pictures from the aesthetically beautiful campaign went viral and some even dubbed him as the young Shahrukh Khan. Watching him dance and perform during the campaign, several people became curious on Twitter whether he’ll be working in television shows or movies.
He made his acting debut in the infamous web series ‘Midsummer Chaos’ this year. While it did not receive positive reviews, but Khushhal’s performance was praised and brought him into the limelight. At the same time, he also won the title of the Rising Star at HUM Style Awards, which further cemented the idea that he’s here to stay.
Now he is stepping into the world of television where he will be starring in three major projects. Starting with his mainstream television debut with HUM TV’s upcoming drama ‘Qissa Meherbano Ka’. Then there is a telefilm where he will be sharing the screen with Bilal Ashraf and Mahira Khan and another television drama alongside Alizeh Shah.
All of which he got candid about during an interview with Galaxy Lollywood.
Modelling To Acting
According to Khushhal, he has waited for the right moment to transition from modelling to web series, and now television. He said: “I’ve always wanted to be an actor and a model. I was very passionate about it. But I didn’t want to just get into it acting without knowing the craft or without any experience. So for me, after I started modelling I wanted to get into acting because then I had that experience or was ready for it.”
The promising artist revealed details about his character, Ayaz in ‘Qissa Meherbano Ka’, also starring Ahsan Khan, Mawra Hocane, Mashal Khan, Zaviyar Naumaan, Mohammad Ahmad, Ghazala Kaifi, Zeb Rehman, and Laila Zuberi. He said: “The character is of a boy who is treated poorly in his household and how, with time, he has built this anger towards everyone.”
The teasers of the drama highlight Khushhal’s character in a tussle with Mashal Khan and displaying a special bond with Mawra Hocane. The drama is written by the acclaimed Fakhra Jabeen and directed by ‘Zebaish’s‘ Iqbal Hussain. It will be premiering on
Khushhal will also be seen in another HUM TV’s drama ‘Lekin’, starring Ali Rehman Khan, Alizeh Shah, Javed Sheikh, Farhan Ali Agha, Waseem Abbas, Ismat Zaidi, Hina Rizvi, Shagufta Ejaz, Eshal Fayyaz.
He mentioned that both the roles in the respective dramas are different from each other and are very interesting.
On working with two leading actresses, Mawra Hocane in ‘Qissa Meherbano Ka’ and Alizeh Shah in ‘Lekin’, Khushhal said: “It was a pleasure to work with them. They’re very good at what they do and very professional yet very kind.”
The emerging talent is also part of an ARY Digital telefilm, ‘Eik Hai Nigar’, which is a biopic on Lieutenant General Nigar Johar Khan starring Bilal Ashraf and Mahira Khan. Khushhal said: “My character’s name is Shahid, who is Nigar’s brother. They both share a very strong bond.”
He showed his excitement for people to see his work in the film. He divulged: “It’s a completely different role and a very challenging one.”
Talking about working with Mahira Khan, he stated: “It was amazing. She’s one of the sweetest, kindest people and very humble. She has changed everything for me, in a very good way. She’s a superstar for a reason.”
Khushhal Khan has been on a roll; from one big project to another. Being part of the industry for a year and a half, he is already on his way to achieving stardom. It will be interesting to see if he will be able to fulfil the expectations and justify the hype through these upcoming projects.