Pakistani actor Hamza Ali Abbasi’s exceptional performance in the blockbuster film “The Legend of Maula Jatt” has earned him high praise and recognition. His portrayal in the film has left a lasting impression on fellow actress Mehwish Hayat, who considers him the ideal choice for a quintessential villain, as she shared during a guest appearance on former cricketer Shoaib Malik’s show. Hayat was presented with options to choose between Fahad Mustafa, Fawad Khan, and Abbasi for an antagonistic role, and she selected Abbasi, citing his commendable method acting.
Both Malik and Hayat lauded Abbasi for his remarkable work in a limited but impactful number of projects, highlighting his shining talent. “The Legend of Maula Jatt,” directed by Bilal Lashari, emerged as a massive success, amassing over Rs400 crore globally. It secured various titles, including the highest-grossing Pakistani film, the second-highest-grossing film in the UK for 2022, and the most-watched South Asian film in Norway.
This film is a reboot of Yunus Malik’s 1979 cult classic, featuring the legendary rivalry between Maula Jatt, portrayed by Fawad Khan, and Noori Natt, played by Hamza Ali Abbasi. The ensemble cast includes renowned names like Humaima Malick, Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, and others. The film’s tremendous success underscores the impactful performances delivered by actors like Abbasi, solidifying his position as an exceptional talent in the industry.