All of it comes in the lead up to another professional high for Mir: the release of Gangs of London, a big-budget Sky Atlantic/Cinemax mini-series that is being released on Sky Atlantic April 23. "In many ways," he added,  "if you remember The Godfather series, where the characters had their own emotional storylines. Pakistani-Canadian actor Asif Raza Mir has a new mini-series on Sky Atlantic and Cinemax, the Gangs of London, which launched April 23 around the world. Just working in television shows for a year got Ahad his first movie, Parwaaz Hai Junoon, a movie about PAF, as a parallel lead. “So I think he is one of the artists who can bridge that gap between the west and the east and the thought process between the kids and their parents who are coming from that background -- that there is more to life than just being a doctor or an engineer. “These are all men looking after their own gangs,” Mir said. You can see people talk a lot in reference to that play (Hamlet) and to his career. “That is happening," he said. “Otherwise in the past, it used to be a Pakistani played by an Indian, or played by somebody from the U.S. who was from an Arabic background -- but it never comes out as authentic as a Pakistani doing it.”. By the time CTV News tracked him down, it was the middle of April and Mir was, like everyone in the city, going a bit bonkers. “Having said that, there are certain productions over here (in North America, andEurope) where you need to have that big expression, that loud expression. He has also been involved in several famous PTV drama Serials such as Darwaza, Samudar, Tanhaiyaan, Tansen, Choti Choti Baatein, Roshni and Ishq Gumshuda. In other words, like The Godfather did so beautifully, Gangs of London deconstructs masculine mythology even as it delivers a huge whooping can of it over 10 episodes. “That gives an opportunity for every audience to associate themselves one way or another globally. And although he’s made a career of it for over four decades in Pakistan’s film and television scene, Gangs of London is one of the first European productions tha Mir did, which was no small deal. “That role model will be helpful for many kids in the future -- and their parents.”, Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, Published Thursday, April 23, 2020 6:54PM MDT, Last Updated Thursday, April 23, 2020 9:21PM MDT, Murder trial begins for death of 3-year-old, Motion to reduce police funding before council, Chase Wheatcroft follows dad Jim's hockey path, 'Don't be selfish': Kenney asks Albertans to do their part to reduce COVID-19 spread, Trial begins for Calgarian accused of murdering girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter. In the series, which features Colm Meaney and a huge, international, multi-cultural cast, Mir plays the leader of a Pakistani gang named, appropriately enough, Asif. His wife is Samra Mir. Mir reached the peak of his career in the 1980s. “The scale is pretty grand. Grade 5 student found safe after being reported missing in Raymond, Alta. Born in Pakistan to Asif Raza Mir, also a famous Pakistani actor, Ahad has spent most of his life abroad in Canada where he completed his high school and then went onto doing BFA in drama from the University of Calgary, Canada. And the funny thing is, it’s all across the globe -- not just one city, or country. "That thing itself in his performance and how people owned him as an artist did actually excite a lot of kids. For the entire family,  it was so long Abu Dhabi, hello Calgary, Alberta. Mir also performs in Coke Studio Season 11 as a singer, a live recorded show which features new along with legendary singers to perform Pakistani songs. Asif, whose father was a major Pakistani film director, was the exception to that rule. His role in Samundar is also still remembered. 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CALGARY -- In the last two months, Calgary's Asif Raza Mir went from father of the groom to quarantined at home, to co-starring in Gangs of London, a … “So we came here.”. He also acted in an Eid play, titled Choti Choti Baatein. He also acted opposite Roohi Bano in Darwaza and his performance is remembered to this day. - IMDb Mini Biography By: |  His son Ahad Raza Mir is also an actor. What is happening and how you can help, Province proposes changes to auto insurance, Alberta baker says 'hot chocolate bombs' blowing up in popularity, 'I would rather be fired': Farkas' police commission tenure ends. He appeared in the last episode of Anwar Maqsood's famous serial Aangan Terha as a thief. He is the founder of A & B Entertainment, a television production house in Pakistan. In the last two months, Calgary's Asif Raza Mir went from father of the groom to quarantined at home, to co-starring in Gangs of London, a big, splashy new international mini-series for Sky Atlantic and Cinemax. His father Raza Mir (d. 2002) was a movie director who was also the cinematographer for the first ever Pakistani film, Teri Yaad (1948). His role in the period play Tansen opposite Zeba Bakhtiar was also appreciated by the audiences and the critics alike. High: the mid-March wedding of his son Ahad Mir, another Calgary actor (he won a Betty Mitchell Award for playing Hamlet in 2019) a rising Pakistani film and TV star who married  actress Sajal Aly in Abu Dhabi March 15, a wedding that captured the attention of Pakistanis around the world. Ahad Raza Mir's father, Asif Raza Mir, is also an actor and he has worked with Ahad in the movie Parwaaz Hai Junoon. Another high for Mir has been the success enjoyed by Ahad, who switched from business to studying acting at the University of Calgary, and is now a Pakistani heart throb -- think Brad Pitt -- who has already wowed Calgary audiences over the past five years with an array of theatrical talents, including singing (in Joe Slabe’s hilarious holiday show Naughty But Nice), comedy and romantic drama (he’s had roles in a number of Shakespeare Company shows as well). View the profiles of people named Asif Raza Mir on Facebook. “There are women who are leading certain gangs, but that sort of reveals as we go forward -- but the women also very strong in it.”. Publicity Listings announces 1,120 new cases from the weekend, Is your child getting Zoom burnout? Asif Raza Mir (Urdu: آصف رضا میر ‎) is a Pakistani film actor who was mostly active during the 1980s. Asif Raza Mir (Urdu: آصف رضا میر‎) is a Pakistani film actor who was mostly active during the 1980s. “The world has just gone quiet. It was handy in that case.”. of these two television shows, Yaqeen Ka Safar got Ahad instant fame due to his acting ability and his chemistry with the lead actress Sajal Ali. Low: Literally the day after Ahad’s wedding, the world began shutting down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. His daughter in law Sajal Aly aka Sajal Ahad Mir is also a famous actress. The series looks about as testosterone-laden as a show could be, but Mir said the appeal was that it takes a deeper dive into a testosterone-fuelled milieu and digs around a bit. Born in Pakistan to Asif Raza Mir, also a famous Pakistani actor, Ahad has spent most of his life abroad in Canada where he completed his high school and then went onto doing BFA in drama from the University of Calgary, Canada. Ahad Raza Mir is a Pakistani actor. Digital Producer. Ahad  said part of the reason why he came back to Calgary to play Hamlet was to show young southeast Asian youth who might aspire to the arts that it was possible -- and to drive home that message to their parents, many of whom first generation immigrants to Canada who steer their children into medicine and engineering and business majors. Borders closed. “That’s when I read the script, it sort of looked very similar to that,” he said. The actor and producer, who has been mainstay of the Pakistani film and television industry for over four decades, in shows such as Tanhiyaan, a 1986 series that was so popular with Pakistani viewers that Mir still gets recognized from it, is experiencing some unique highs and lows these pandemic days. He acted in a number of popular films, including Badalte Mausam, Daaman, Haye Yeh Shohar, Mere Apne, Playboy and Saathi alongside various cinema stars. The blood part is quite dominant,” he said. “Ahad completed his wedding and then the whole world started shutting down,” Mir said. Learn how and when to remove these template messages, Learn how and when to remove this template message,, Articles with short description added by PearBOT 5, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles lacking in-text citations from October 2011, Articles lacking reliable references from October 2011, BLP articles lacking sources from October 2011, Articles sourced by IMDb from October 2011, Articles with multiple maintenance issues, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Nishan-e-Haider Drama serial as an Indian Army Officer, This page was last edited on 27 September 2020, at 15:48.

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