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Aamir Khan Is a Huge Moin Akhtar Fan!

The artist has a love for the legend.


Aamir Khan has met up with a number of Pakistani celebrities at the Asia Film and TV Week Festival in China. And we just came to know that personally, he’s a huge Moin Akhtar fan.

One of Bollywood’s biggest superstars Aamir Khan is in China for the Asia Film and TV Week Festival. That’s when the Taare Zameen Par actor met up with Senator Mushahid Hussain.

Senator Mushahid Hussain revealed that during his meeting with Aamir, the Dangal star opened up about his admiration for the late Pakistani legend Moin Akhtar.

 ‘I am a huge fan of late Moin Akhter, an amazing/talented actor’!”


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Legendary comedian Moin Akhtar is a household name in Pakistan. The theater and drama actor ruled the hearts of millions for over four decades til his demise in 2011.

The master parodist and stand-up comedian was hailed the ‘King of Urdu comedy’.

The comedian is known for picking up social issues with cheeky humor.  The world remembers him as a versatile artist.  Over the course of his career he played a million characters but retained one identity, ‘a true showman’.

Akhtar started his career in the 60s and continued rapidly climbing the ladder of success in various fields of performing arts. His spontaneity was what made his performances iconic.

Akhtar started acting as a stage actor in a local theatre at the age of 16. He alongside comedian Umar Sharif were the pioneers of integrating stand-up in stage dramas like Buddha Ghar Pe Hai. 


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His big break was when he was cast in the critically acclaim PTV classic Rozi.

Moin Akhtar’s performance was phenomenal in the adaptation of Hollywood flick Tootsie. It earned him a massive fan following in Pakistan as well as across the border.

Acclaimed writer Anwar Maqsood was often paired with the artist. The duo went on to create hits such as Studio 2½, Studio Poney Teen, Half Plate, and Loose Talk.

Akhtar also acted in the films, Tum Sa Nahin Dekha and Mr. Tabedar.

As a tribute, the government bestowed Akhtar with the Sitara-i-Imtiaz and Pride of Performance award.

If he had not passed away, Moin Akhtar would still be dominating TV screens across Pakistan.

While his colleagues remember him as a very noble human being. Akhtar was someone who had the power to turn any frown upside down.


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Asia Film and TV Week Festival

Other Pakistani artists that had the chance to meet up with the Ghanji star in Beijing includes Fizza Ali Meerza and Nabeel Qureshi.

Fizza Ali Meerza and Nabeel Qureshi’s Load Wedding is among the 60 films from 30 Asian countries which will be screened in different Chinese cities between May 16 to 23.

Other films that will be screened include DangalChildren of Heaven and Taare Zameen Par.

Besides that Chinese president, Mr. Xing Ping Jing hosted the Conference on Dialogue of Asian Civilisations. Fizza and Nabeel attended the discussion.

Written by Ummara Sheraz

Entertainment & culture writer at ProPakistani/Lens. Occasionally dabbles in other news.


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