Ishq Murshid is a massive phenomenon in Pakistan as well as India ad Bangladesh. Each episode manages to trend in different countries and people simply love Shibra and Shahmeer/Fazal Bakhsh. But a character that actually took the television audience by storm is the real Fazal Bakhsh aka Bhallay. The iconic character is played by senior Sindhi artist Ali Gul Mallah and he is a sensation these days.
Talking to Something Haute, Ali Gul Mallah shared his massive body of work and how he has managed to work as an artist in the Sindhi industry. He also revealed how he got this character Bhallay which has put him on the map of mainstream media. He revealed that this was not supposed to be a full-fledged character and he was just asked to perform two scenes with Bilal Abbas Khan. He revealed that he did not know Bilal as he is not too familiar with Urdu industry artists. His son however, told him that Bilal is his favourite and he needs to work with him. Later on he realized that he knew Bilal from a project but Bilal did not have a beard back then.
This is what he shared:
He also talked about his shock when he realized how popular his Bhallay was while he was at a Lahori restaurant in Dubai, the waiters recognized him and later on the owner clicked pictures with him and told him that he is his personal guest.
Listen to his experience:
He also revealed that Bhallay Fazal Bakhsh was not meant to be a full fledged character but Farooq Rind made him an integral part of the story and he is very thankful to him for what this character has done for his career.
This is how Bhallay came into existence:
Ali Gul Mallah shared his beautiful working experience with Bilal Abbas Khan. He said that Bilal is such a popular star but he was so down to earth with him and allowed him all the space to perform which made all the difference. Ali shared that many big stars try to cut out lines as they feel insecure in a scene but Bilal always uplifted him and also supported his improvisations.
Check out the beautiful relationship between two reel life Fazal Bakhshs in real life: