With the new generation and a fresh wave of culture, Arif Lohar, the infamous folk singer has been looking for projects to star in. Hence, after a long hiatus of five years, because of some private matter, he is returning to the big screen in an upcoming film, playing the role of the devotee of Sufi saint Waris Shah.
In his interview with Express Tribune, Lohar stated,
“Now is a great time to make new films; I foresee a bright future for the industry. I cannot reveal too much about my role or the film as the producers wish to keep the details secret, but I can assure you that the film will be worth your time and ticket. For me, it is an honour to promote the message of someone like Waris Shah through my work. First, I did it through my music and now, through this film.”
Lohar has already dived in, studying everything about Waris Shah to really embody his true character, visiting the similar places he did.
He said to Tribune,
“For me it is an honor to promote the message of someone like Waris Shah through my work. First, I did it through my music, and now through this film.”
The musician has been featured in a myriad of Indian and Pakistani films. However, this time he has ventured to a UK based Production Company, who specifically sought him out for this role.
“I am mostly known for singing but I have made a major contribution to our film industry as well,” Lohar stated when he spoke to Express Tribune
“I have done about 45 films and I last appeared in Syed Noor’s Jugni, which became very popular” he added.
Lohar has admitted that he would not settle for anything less, that he values quality material more than anything else.
“I want people to know that I did not leave the industry and would never do so. I hope to do more projects in the future as long as they are of good quality,” he said.
A film about his father is in the works at the moment. He said,
“My father and I have done our very best to make a positive contribution to not just Pakistani music but to the global music industry. It is comforting to see that wherever we go in the world, folk music is still very popular and it is our duty to try and keep that going.”