Pakistani playing role in Star Trek
Pakistani national, Faran Tahir, is playing the role of Captain Robau in
the recently released block buster, Star Trek.
Faran Tahir, son of the Director General of Pakistan National Council of
the Arts (PNCA) Naeem Tahir, is a Pakistani born American actor who
noticeably played the role of Villain in last summer's superhero action
flick Iron Man and now will be seen in Star Trek as Captain Robau.
Robau is the captain of the Kelvin, the starship and the story goes on
hopes that with an actor of Pakistani descent on board, Star Trek will
also make an appearance in cinemas across Pakistan.
Faran thinks that there is a generation that has not grown up with Star
Trek, because there hasn't been a movie out for a while and the TV
franchise has now gone.
In an exclusive talk with state-run news agency, Farhan said that there
is a good chunk of young people who don't know Star Trek directly, and
he thinks that he has succeeded in creating a bridge that keeps original
Star Trek spirit alive and yet it updates it enough that the new
audience can own it for their own.
Star Trek is a pop culture icon and as time goes, this story going to
live on, he added.
The character of Captain Robau is that who created the ship while this
character hasn't seen before.
It is a point of discussion for many that people have not seen a captain
who was of a Middle Eastern origin.
He says that it was good kind of go back and start the story again to
fill in the blanks a little bit to give people a deeper understanding of
who these people are.