Wajahat Rauf is one of the biggest names in the industry when it comes to direction. He is the director of the two most famous dramas of recent times including Raqs-e-Bismil and Khuda Or Mohabbat season 3.
Wajahat Rauf recently made an appearance in an interview and while answering one of the most important questions being a director that how much important auditions are for selecting a leading role, Wajahat said that he doesn’t take auditions for leading roles he takes reading. He said that those actors have been working for so many years their range is known and it’s easy to assume who will be suitable for playing a certain character. Wajahat also shared that he takes auditions of new people or new-ish people who have done only a couple of dramas. He also said that auditions should be a part of the selection if you are not sure who will be suitable for the character.
While giving a reference he said: “I was 100 percent sure about Imran Ashraf that he is a ready-made Moosa”
When the host asked that doesn’t it stops new people from getting a chance he said: “Imran Ashraf has been a part of the industry for 10 to 12 years and after 10 years he has finally been able to do leading roles” He further added, “Giving leading roles to Imran Ashraf at present is well earned.”