Actor Usman Mukhtar recently said in an interview that, “I never realised drama as the biggest market in Pakistan if you want to be recognised as an actor.”“I had been shying away from drama for many years and was focusing on films, but unfortunately, at that time, there was no concept of films in Pakistan. The cinema was completely finished. If we used to tell someone we are going to make a film, people used to laugh at us. Then we got a producer and directed a film but couldn’t complete it and it never came out unfortunately,” he said adding, “since my passion was filmmaking, I never thought of doing drama but now I have realised how strong is television in Pakistan and now I want to do more and more dramas.” He said his break from films is temporary and he’ll definitely make some good film soonerHe also said, “I’m still up for filmmaking but the kind of films we want to make require a lot of budget and unfortunately, it’s not happening, even though we got scripts and ideas.”He said his break from films is temporary and he’ll definitely make some good film sooner. Usman Mukhtar said that ‘Janaan’ and ‘Parchi’ were good experiences. “I got to make good friends like Hania, Bilal and Armeena. I enjoyed acting and cinematography but I want to make art films,” he further added. “I don’t hate commercial films but I hate stupid films and cinema in Pakistan is getting dumber.”It seems that he jabbed on currently released films which had hollow screenplays because a good filmmaker realises when he sees a film without a screen play, it is like a body without soul. We hope Mukhtar does dramas and films and get success in both mediums.