We asked Meiraj Haq to tell us about himself, he explained on a lighter note that, My name is Meiraj and I’m a filmmaker/actor. I’ve directed documentaries and different music videos but this one project which is very close to my heart is the documentary I wrote/Directed for Imran Khan for the last elections. Either Al Jazeera or BBC makes his official documentary but I had the honor of making it last time!
2- Who would you say you draw your strength from?
A lot of different places but having faith in Allah and his plans gives me the most strength.
3- As an actor what does success mean to you?
I think when it is all said and done, people remembering you for your impact on society and what you did to bring about change!
4- The most inspiring figure from the industry?
I would say Atif Aslam. I don’t remember him ever getting into a controversy. He minds his business and is very low-key about things!
5- If there was one thing you could change about the industry, what would it be?
Not having a structure to let actual talented people get opportunities to act, direct etc. I would want everyone to audition for roles like they do everywhere else.
6- What is the one thing Meiraj will never do?
Break someone’s trust and I’ll never say no to eating biryani.
7- Circling back to work, a great script or a great cast – what matters more?
I think a mix of both. A good cast is needed to appeal to the masses in Pakistan and then backed up with a good script can do wonders.
8- When did you start acting and how many projects have you done so far?
I have only done one project and it was Sabaat. I played the character of Dr. Murad who was the best friend of Dr. Haris in the drama.
9- What projects are you currently working on?
Not working on anything for now. Taking a little break.
10- Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
With loved ones around and just being content with life in general!
With the fun filled, interview we got to know a lot about Meiraj, his lifestyle, his work and a lot more fun filled talks on the lighter note. It was great to have such a mindful personality among us, who presumes only positivity in things and wants to spread love for everyone.