Hamza Ali Abbasi

Hamza Ali Abbasi is quitting showbiz for Islam

Fans were left shocked when film, television and theater actor Hamza Ali Abbasi announced that he was leaving the showbiz industry to preach Islam.

The actor, in a video message on a social networking site, said that he was thinking about quitting the film and drama industry of Pakistan for a long time. Last month, Hamza announced that he will be making an important announcement at the end of the month.

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However, after making his fans wait for over a month, the Parwaaz Hai Junoon actor finally uploaded a video where he was seen announcing a temporary sabbatical from showbiz.

Few months ago, Hamza Ali Abbasi’s wife, Naimal Khawar had also announced that she was leaving the showbiz after marriage. She announced that she will completely distance herself from showbiz and get herself engaged in arts/painting. The two (Hamza and Naimal) got married after Hamza Ali Abbasi returned to the country after performing Hajj this year.

Hamza reveals the reason

In the video, Hamza also stated his reasons for distancing himself from the industry. The actor said that he has been thinking about dedicating his life completely to Islam for last 10 years and wanted to spend a peaceful life, close to Allah.

“This [decision] is based on 10 years of research and during this time, I have worked on correcting myself which itself was a struggle,” Hamza said.

He further added that he will try to shape his life in accordance with Islam. Hamza Ali Abbasi also held that he will make content that would not be unethical or bold in any way.

Hamza Ali Abbasi entered showbiz with super hit drama serial Pyaray Afzal. The drama was a big hit and earned him a lot of fame. After that, he was offered many projects and he went on to do Mann Mayal. Recently, Hamza completed shooting for Alif drama serial that is being aired on Hum TV. According to him, Alif was a project that has message of Allah which is why he opted for the role.

Hamza has also featured in many hit films including Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, Parwaaz Hai Junoon and The Legend of Maula Jatt.

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Written by Mohsin Soomro

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