‘Who’s bad’  pc. @noshkay
Written by Vasay Chuadhry @vasaych
Produced by Six Sigma
Cinematography by Nausheen Dadabhoy @naushero
Directed by Mehreen Jabbar @mehreenjabbarofficial
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My favourite tv acting experience to date. One of the significant times when it all came together from conception, production to execution. Despite the challenges faced when trying to execute a more contemporary story, we were able to explore a myriad of themes in ‘Jackson Heights’ and make something that continues to stand out.
Playing Jamshed in 2013 gave me the opportunity to explore a character with a good heart and misguided dreams away from home. An ill-informed and impatient dreamer with a universally relatable combination of fear and bravado. Leaping before looking, a rare character who had more arc than a lot of other parts I’ve managed to do or read for television.
Jamshed remains a notable point for me, a kind of an unexpected breaking bad that came my way and a strange peak experience in terms of synergistic execution when it comes to Pakistani storytelling.
This drama was made at a time when many peoples’ enthusiasm aligned to just go to a new territory with story. Grateful for the hilarious reactions Jamshed’s existence continues to get from fans of ‘Jackson Heights’, whether I run into them in Pakistan or another part of the world. Happy that people have connected with him and grateful to have been a part of this work with my colleagues, friends, cast, crew and fans. Thank you guys!