Anwar Maqsood said he has not seen any artist better than late Moin Akhtar so far in both India and Pakistan.
While speaking to Express Tribune on the 10th death anniversary of the legendary actor, Anwar said he stopped writing after his friend Moin passed away.
“Hindustan aur Pakistan men Moin se bara adakaar menay nahi dekha [I haven’t seen an artist bigger than Moin in both India and Pakistan]. What timing, what delivery, I stopped writing because Moin was Moin,” he said.
“There’s no one in my eyes who can replace Moin; whether my script is serious or comic, Moin would always do justice to it,” he added.
On an emotional note, Anwar shared that he still feels the presence of Moin in his room. “Meray liye tou Moin aj bhi hai, aksar meray kamray men aakay beth jaata hai, or meray kaaghaz cheen ke kehta hai ‘kya likh rahay ho?’ Phir phenk deta hai, kyunke unmen Moin ka naam nae hai [Moin is still alive for me today. He comes into my room and sits next to me, snatching my papers he asks, ‘what are you writing?’ Then he throws them away because his name is not in them],” he was quoted saying.
“I have a lot to say about Moin which I haven’t as yet. We worked together for 32 years; 32 years I wrote for him. And the way Moin delivered whatever I wrote, no one can,” he concluded.