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“Pakistanis aren’t to be taken lightly,” says Ahad Raza Mir

Instep Today
By Buraq Shabbir
Wed, 06, 19

Performed at the Canada’s Vertigo Theatre, the play by The Shakespeare Company starred Ahad Raza Mir in the titular role for which the actor received an overwhelming response.

We reported earlier this month that Ahad Raza Mir has bagged a nomination for ‘Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama’ category at the Betty Mitchell Awards 2019 for delivering an impressive performance as Hamlet in Hamlet: A Ghost Story in Canada.

Performed at the Canada’s Vertigo Theatre, the play by The Shakespeare Company starred Ahad Raza Mir in the titular role for which the actor received an overwhelming response. To top it off, Ahad won the trophy at the Betty Mitchell Awards 2019 that took place on June 24 and recognized excellence in Calgary’s Professional Theatre Community.

“I am very happy to win the award, not just for myself but for all the Pakistanis out there,” Ahad shared with Instep on winning the award.

He added that it is a big moment for Pakistan’s television and film industry to have representation from Pakistan at such prestigious awards. It gives other Pakistanis hope that they can do it too. “Pakistanis are not to be taken lightly,” Ahad added.

Earlier this month, Instep got in touch with Artistic Producer of Hamlet: A Ghost Story Haysam Kadri to find out about Ahad’s performance and the response to it.

He shared, “Ahad’s performance of the Danish prince garnered a lot of attention locally, nationally and internationally. His portrayal of one of Shakespeare’s most iconic roles was inspiring. Ahad flexed his rhetorical muscles and showed his true skills as an actor. He proved that not only is he a force in film and television, he also has an affinity for the stage.”