Ahad Raza Mir wins 'Best Actor' international award for 'Hamlet'

Published: June 25, 2019
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PHOTO: AHAD RAZA MIR/INSTAGRAM

PHOTO: AHAD RAZA MIR/INSTAGRAM

Hey girls, listen up. We’ve got some good news regarding every Pakistani girl’s current crush Ahad Raza Mir!

The actor is on a roll both personally and professionally. Not only did Ahad recently put a ring on it with fellow superstar and actor Sajal Aly, he also just won the Betty Mitchell Award for his performance in Canadian theatre play Hamlet, in the category of Outstanding Performance By An Actor In a Drama.

Ahad Raza Mir bags international nomination for Hamlet

The announcement was made by the Canada-based Vertigo Theatre on their official Twitter page. “Congratulations to for his Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Drama award! We were thrilled with this production of HAMLET: A GHOST STORY,” read the post, along with a picture of Ahad from the play.

Ahad then shared Vertigo Theatre’s tweet on his on Instagram page, getting fans excited.

PHOTO:INSTAGRAM

PHOTO:INSTAGRAM

The Yakeen Ka Safar star has been a theatre actor long before he debuted on silver screen. For him, starring in Shakespeare’s Hamlet was like going back to his roots.

“I was called back to play a lot of roles I wanted to take on but couldn’t and the calls would keep coming,” Ahad had told The Express Tribune earlier. “That means that I still have a home here. People think of me enough to go, ‘Hey, let’s give him a call and see if he wants to play a role. This time, for Hamlet, it worked.”

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He also spoke of how he – a brown actor – had been chosen to play the most popular prince in literature, admitting that there were indeed some alterations made for him to be able to own the character. “To suit me, they definitely gave Hamlet’s costume a desi vibe,” Ahad revealed.

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