EXCLUSIVE: Director Ahmed Mansur talks about his new film for 2021
Ahmed Mansur, an excellent film director and producer in Pakistan, sat with DailyPakistan at his office for an exclusive interview ahead of his upcoming project.
Tell us about your experiences during directing films?
I have worked on many productions which include action movies, romantic movies, and emotional movies. I get a lot of experience in filmmaking because I meet different kinds of people and actors, working with different kinds of people, I have both good and bad experiences again.
Tell us about your upcoming movie, Is it a real love story?
I have worked on a new short film that will be released in 2021. It is a kind of telefilm, titled "I loved him.
Ahmed Mansur said that he is currently working in Dubai writing a script for a movie entitled "I Loved him But" that tells the real love story for a couple from two different countries north Europe and Middle East and about major dramatic events about this relationship, which have not been successful for several reasons after a year of attempts. He also said that it is a unique love story which includes emotions, love, sadness, and feeling of romance.
Why do you prefer to write love stories instead of action or suspense?
True love stories are considered one of the most beautiful films in the past and the present. And it might be hard to find the real story that to make it as a movie. I am about to finish writing the script to begin production preparation of filming the first scenes between Dubai and a European country, which will be selected later according to the context of the scenario.
Ahmed Mansur also said that in my opinion, the love story is considered better than other stories because it includes many feelings like love, sadness, emotions and all these are natural phenomena of life. The film is amazingly democratic and accessible, if you want to turn the world into a reality, not just to redecorate it, it's probably the best choice.
At the end of his interview, Mansur said that we don’t make films to make cash, we make cash to make extra films. I changed into usually a filmmaker earlier than I changed into something else. If I changed into usually something, I changed into a storyteller, and it by no means surely made lots of a distinction to me what medium I labored in.
“People have forgotten to tell the story. Stories no longer have a middle or an end. They usually have a beginning that never starts.”
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