Country of Blind actor Shoib Nikash Shah on working with Hina Khan: She’s incredibly hardworking and grounded
“Country of Blind,” starring Hina Khan, has made waves with a poster unveiling at Cannes 2022 and a wide release in 14 theaters across the United States. The film’s remarkable journey continued as it received an invitation from the prestigious Oscars Library. While Hina Khan has rightfully earned praise for her stellar performance, there’s another talent who has captured hearts and taken the spotlight by storm – none other than Hina Khan’s co-star, Shoib Nikash Shah.
Shoib has left a lasting impression on audiences with his role as India in this adventurous drama. But there’s more to this young sensation than meets the eye. He’s not just an actor; he’s a multi-talented artist who wears many hats. Shoib is also a director, producer, and screenwriter, known for his work in films like “Mantostaan,” “Lihaaf,” “Million Dollar Nomad,” “My Angel My Teacher,” “My Goal Football,” and “The Last Coffee,” among others.
When questioned about his inclination to stay out of the limelight, Shoib revealed, “I believe in hard work and letting my work speak for itself. It’s the work, the craft, that’s my true passion. I find solace in the shadows, away from the constant buzz of fame. In those moments of solitude, I can truly connect with the essence of storytelling.”
Reflecting on the remarkable journey of ‘Country of Blind,’ Shoib expressed, “It’s a tremendous honor to be a part of ‘Country of Blind,’ and the journey has been amazing. We started at Cannes and got invited to the Oscars Library, which shows that people love our story and the effort we put into it. The film’s success has been surreal, and the love and support from audiences worldwide is a heartwarming reward for our dedication.”
Shoib’s experience working alongside Hina Khan was a revelation, “Working with Hina Khan was an absolute pleasure. Despite her immense popularity, she is an incredibly hardworking, grounded personality, who is consistently alert on the set. Her ability to swiftly grasp and adapt to any situation is truly commendable. I’m genuinely looking forward to the prospect of working alongside her once again. I eagerly look forward to future collaborations with such a talented and down-to-earth artist.”
Hailing from the serene landscapes of Jammu and Kashmir, Shoib gracefully balances the various roles that define his creative journey. Discussing the same, he shared, “Being an actor, director, producer, and screenwriter can be challenging, but it’s also incredibly rewarding. Each role allows me to explore different dimensions of storytelling, offering unique avenues of creative expression. It allows me to express myself in different ways and fuels my creativity.”
In 2022, Shoib’s talent shone brightly when he clinched the title of Best Actor at the World Film Festival Birmingham UK for his role in “Country of Blind.” With the film’s journey set to reach every corner of the world, it’s clear that more accolades are on the horizon for this rising star. Written and directed by Rahhat Shah Kazmi, Country of Blind is Based on H.G. Wells’s novel Country of Blind which presents a satirical drama about a community thriving in isolation.