People generally see a lot of glitz, glamour, shine and brands when it comes to actors and actresses they see on their screens as well as on social media. They all seem to be doing well in the industry as far as finances are concerned and it looks like the industry is a very lucrative business. But all of this is not really true. Many actors and actresses who are not the top 10 leads of the industry go through a lot of financial struggles.
Iftikhar Ahmed Usmani is a very talented actor and writer. He has written many ht dramas including Nagin. He performed the super popular character Kamali in Parizaad and nowadays we are seeing him as the dangerous Raja Plustar in Jeevan Nagar. talking to Hafiz Ahmed on his podcast, he revealed how difficult working in showbiz really is.
He said that he left acting which was bis passion due to financial struggles and started writing. It was writing that helped him pay his bills. He earned 1 crore 11 lakh rupees for writing around 250 episodes of Nagin. He was not able to afford an AC for his wife who came from a well-off family. It took him 10 years before he got her an AC. He also revealed that he mostly never gets offered any characters, its not like he is super choosy.
Ifyikhar Ahmed Usmani was very open about how difficult finances can become for an actor in our industry and how he has fought his way to a place he is at right now. YouTUbe has also helped his journey and he is now making good money. Here is what he shared: