There’s no denying that HSY has had quite a year, with so many achievements under his belt. However, his depiction of Akram has been too superb to ignore. Out of all the characters, Akram stands out the most because of how much he has transformed over time, expressing emotions beyond anger with a change of heart and mindset overall.
Where he once seemed like an angry, fiery thug, he has now melted into the brother figure we always wanted him to be. Most of all we have to give it up to HSY for making the character profoundly iconic and just a pure joy to watch. A recent reel was released with a lot of clips combined as a visual representation of his character arc and we were just blown away! His emotional range spoke for itself and we couldn’t get enough of Akram’s zealous demeanor.
From the very first episode where Akram, in a headstrong frenzy, makes sure that Faizullah knew he was unwelcome in the neighborhood, we could tell this character would be a force in the series. Even in the scene where he waits for Aslam, enraged as he found out about his love for Faizullah’s daughter, we could see how furious Akram was and we just knew he would cause trouble for the rest. HSY played the character so seamlessly, with so much passion that we often forget it’s the superstar himself.
As the clips progressed, multiple emotions were shown, from rage to disgust to disappointment, guilt, grief, and so on. How could we forget the scene where he finally let go of his ego and asks Faizullah for Aslam and Rakshi to get married, or the clip where he finally admitted his faults in Zainab’s life. He cried in grief because he couldn’t bear the guilt of losing his sister. Fast forward into the future and Akram is completely transformed into a more loving character. We can see this with the way he treats his niece with ample amounts of love, attention, and care much like he couldn’t before with Zainab.
HSY has been commended for his acting in Pehli Si Mohabbat time and time again. His ability to show multiple emotions is impressive in itself. Akram has been many people’s favorite character and his evolution has been a treat to watch. We can’t wait to see what the future holds for Akram and would love to see HSY in another role real soon!