Internet is a great place to have some fun. Recently Indian social media users are enjoying a viral video of a Pakistani comedian Moin Akhter.
The video features Moin dressed up as a Harmonium Chacha is from a chat show Loose Talk alongwith Anwar Maqsood. His punchline, “Abbey Saale, Maaf Kijiyega.. Gusse Me Thoda Idhar Udhar Nikal Jaata Hun” is being loved by audiences a lot. Since the video has gone viral, various memes have been made on Moin’s character who has been titled as Gussail Chacha.
Have a look at the video:
Now let’s have a look at some facts about Moin Akhter:
1- Akhter was born in Karachi, Pakistan on 24 December 1950. But unfortunately he died in 2011 at the age of 60.
2- Akhter was a Pakistani television, film, stage actor, humorist, comedian, impersonator, host, writer, singer and director.
3- Akhtar started his acting career as child actor at the age of 13, he played the character of Shylock in Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice in theater.
4- Akhtar rose to the national spotlight and gathered critical acclaim for his performance in the drama Rosy, in which he played the role of a female TV artist. Rozy was an Urdu adaptation of Hollywood movie Tootsie starring Dustin Hoffman.
5- In a talk-show namely Loose Talk, which began in 1995 on ARY Digital, he appeared as a different character in each and every episode with a total of over 400 episodes interviewed by the TV host Anwar Maqsood, who was also the writer of the program.
6- He had a connection with India as well. His father Muhammad Ibrahim Mehboob was basically from Muradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India. His family had migrated to Pakistan after partition of India in 1947.
7- His humor always attempted to avoid vulgar jokes and remarks which made him extremely popular among family audiences.
8- Akhter was fluent in several languages, including English, Bengali, Sindhi, Punjabi, Memoni, Pashto, Gujarati and Urdu.
9- He had performed on stage alongside the Indian legends Dilip Kumar, Lata Mangeshkar and Madhuri Dixit to name a few.
10- Akhter also briefly hosted the game show Kya Aap Banaingay Crorepati?, the Pakistani version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?