Film and TV actor Qavi Khan is all set to make his debut in Hollywood and has just returned to Pakistan after completing the shooting for his new film.
Directed by Iram Parveen Bilal, the upcoming film will be titled Forbidden Steps, and will also star Star Trek actor Faran Tahir as Qavi’s son. Qavi will be playing a Pakistani father who travels to the US to meet his children who are settled there.
Qavi has described the film as a “beautiful family story”, and says his character is a very special one.
He considers this opportunity to be a “true honour”. “I don’t have a habit of boasting but I consider this to be a huge achievement and am very proud,” he stated.
He also expressed his admiration for the professionalism and work ethic in Hollywood, adding that he had learnt a lot from the project.
Qavi said, “I can’t even put it in words. Working there and seeing how they do things was amazing and it really showed me the importance of characters and drama as a tool.” He added, “Everyone comes on the time they’re given. They respect the field and it was refreshing to see.”
He further stated, “I wish people here would be like that. Here we care about quantity so we’re all overworked and not really motivated.
According to Qavi, he was approached after his short film Nanu Aur Main was screened at a few festivals. He said, “Around 3-4 months ago I got a call from a woman wanting to meet me for work. When we talked she revealed she was from Hollywood and is looking for the right person for the character. She told me about the script and I was interested, although it did take a month to finalise because I was also surprised that why me.”
The release date of Forbidden Steps has not yet been made public.