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Lahore

January 1, 2015

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Faysal all praise for Geo

LAHORE
“I STRONGLY believe that in the end Pakistan’s success is my success, hence I am proud of actors like Fawad Khan who represented the country in a positive manner”, says Faysal Quraishi, GEO TV’s blockbuster ‘Bashar Momin’s lead actor. The year 2014 left us all reeling with shocks and a great sense of loss over the greatest human tragedies in Lahore and then in Peshawar this country had ever witnessed since its inception. However, for some of the homely citizens, especially women, Geo TV did bring a little joy in the otherwise highly disturbed general public with its epic family oriented blockbusters like Bashar Momin, Ikraar, and many other spellbinding presentations. One of the most inspiring television personalities, who outshined many others owning to GEO TV network’s memorable plays, remains the brilliant young actor Faysal Quraishi. Having started on a high note, 2014 definitely turned out to be an exciting year for Faysal Quraishi. His grand project Bashar Momin went on to become one of the most watched serials of the year. The lavish sets, gripping storyline and Faysal’s on-screen chemistry with actress Ushna Shah, received acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Besides doing many other glamorous TV shows, Faysal also starred in a serious TV play named Adhuri Aurat which dealt with a sensitive topic of breast cancer. He became the first Pakistani celebrity to launch his own smart phone application and remained as one of the most popular morning show hosts through his show on a TV channel. His show Ikraar, where he stars opposite Resham, is currently being aired on GEO TV and receiving a great response. Along with other popular Pakistani TV shows that were handpicked to be aired in India, Faysal’s Mano Salwa (renamed Tere Ishq Mein) and Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishaan (renamed Kaisi Yeh Qayamat) were two of the most popular viewed shows across the border. After winning accolades in Pakistan, the shows were welcomed in India with the

same enthusiasm and resulted in receiving a lot of fans’ mails and interview requests by faysal from there.
Speaking about the success of his shows in 2014, Faysal said “I am humbled by the love India’s viewers have given not only to my shows, but to all of our Pakistani shows.
Unfortunately the Peshawar incident left me so shaken that all the happiness had paled in comparison. I cannot stop thinking about what has happened and cannot focus on any future projects right now, although I have very exciting plans for the New Year initially. May God show mercy on our country and keep us and our children safe. That’s my only expectation from 2015”. Faysal Quraishi began his acting career at the tender age of six when he first appeared in a PTV’s play Emergency Ward. As a child he also appeared in the drama, Andhera Ujala. At the age of 18 Faysal starred in a movie Saza. Four short years and 19 films later Faysal Quraishi quit the movie industry and pursued a career in the television drama acting instead. His first major appearance in the TV acting was a role as Boota in Tooba Tek Singh. Faysal began acting in television in 1999 following which in 2003 he hosted his first show with Showbiz Pakistan after which he also hosted Hero Bannay Ke Tarang and was a judge on Pakistan Next Mega Star and Nachle.

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