you & me
From RJ to modelling, TV, film and theatre, one would find Mustafa Changazi displaying versatility in all trajectories of showbiz. Mustafa’s interest in theatre was piqued when he watched ‘Phantom of the Opera’ in Copenhagen and instantly fell in love with it. He thought of theatre as an idyllic forum of expression to disseminate social messages.
As a first step, he started partaking in school plays and inculcated the confidence for the performing art. He came up with his first commercial play called ‘The Crucibles’ starring as the lead, John Proctor. The unprecedented applause boosted his morale, which led him to direct and produce his own play ‘V for Vendetta’. He created a theatre production company with his friends known as Plan-A Productions. In many of his plays he was the mastermind of creating and conceptualising the characters.
Later on, ace director Shah Sharabeel casted him as Tom in the play ‘Tom, Dick and Harry’. Courtesy to its humorous scoundrels, riveting concept and scathing social satire, the play brought Mustafa the kind of fame he needed and his tremendous performance made him an obvious choice of Nida Butt’s musical ‘Grease’ which broke all records.
His transition to television came with the serial ‘Bari Apa’, which was followed by ‘Humnasheen’, ‘Meethi si lagan’ and ‘Tumhare Siwa’. Moreover, in 2014, he debuted in films with ‘Operation 021’. Apart from working in ‘Abduallah -The Final Witness’, Mustafa has voiced over for movie ‘3 Bahadur’. With an exceptional repertoire in such a short span, let’s get to know the likes and dislikes of this talented actor...
You! What’s your claim to fame project?
‘Bari Apa,’ I’ve done so much stuff after and people recognise me from there which was done a few years ago.
You! How did you enter in the field?
Bushra Ansari contacted me for a project ‘Meray Dard Ko Jo Zuban Miley’ that she had written and wanted me to do it. I couldn’t as I had my exams but I was later approached for other projects by the same production company.
You! What is your biggest asset?
My adaptive nature helps a lot.
You! What is your biggest strength?
I have an optimistic view of things.
You! When feeling low you prefer...
I like doing something productive.
You! You wish you could...
Practice better discipline.
You! Something you are strongly possessive about...
Nothing really, I prefer sharing.
You! What’s your worst nightmare?
To be lost at sea.
You! What’s the most unforgettable moment of your life?
You! Something you dislike about yourself...
My unrealistic optimism with time.
You! Do you have any regrets?
None, everything is a learning experience.
You! If you could be another person who would you like to be...
You! Your definition of love is...
Respect and empathy.
You! The biggest misconception about you...
I haven’t heard anything so far.
You! Any message for our readers...
Practice empathy and kindness. It can go a long way.