The term nepotism exists in every profession but celebrities from the entertainment industry often become the prime victim of the star kids’ vs outsider’s debate. One can’t deny the former’s easy access to work, but the pressure to deliver and live up to the privilege is a constant.
Zaviyar Nauman Ejaz, the son of actor Nauman Ejaz is often criticized as a product of nepotism. Zaviyar on record hasn’t dodged the debate of nepotism and is truthful in accepting his privilege, but has he done enough to justify the opportunities he is getting?
Zaviyar Nauman’s Debut & Performances
Zaviyar debuted on TV with a supporting role in ‘Qissa Meherbano Ka’ (2021). He was a shy novice as (Mehran) sharing the screen with big names like Ahsan Khan and Mawra Hocane in the lead. His next Sang-e-Mah (2022) was more about the stellar cast and his dad than him.
Even after the first few opportunities, Zaviyar failed to leave a mark in female-led projects like Wehem and Bakhtawar (2023). In fact, his character in Bakhtawar could be a lot more pronounced and inspiring for men as protectors, had Zaviyar aced the role.
Zaviyar Nauman in Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha
The ongoing Mujhe Pyar Hua Tha is Zaviyar’s biggest let down yet. Portraying a rich guy who falls in love at first sight, Zaviyar is missing the subtle nuances and acting brilliance that maybe a Feroze Khan could have added to the role. Zaviyar is unable to effectively display Areeb’s emotional maturity and has been found wanting on many counts; especially in his show of anger. The emotions somehow fail to come out.
Is Zaviyar Nauman Progressing as an Actor?
Being the son of a great actor does come with its own pressures and repercussions. Nauman Ejaz with his impeccable acting prowess, has given several memorable performances in his illustrious career. For Zaviyar, it’s just the beginning as he has big shoes to fill in. For now, he is unable to live up to the tag. Maybe it’s the pressure of the roles he is getting, or just lack of application in key moments.
Being a star kid helps in getting the first opportunity, after that one has to prove his-her mettle to stay afloat. Zaviyar Nauman has had one opportunity to many, and fans are starting to notice it. While we do wish for him to succeed in the industry, we also realize there are potentially hundreds of other talented artists looking for an opportunity of a similar nature.