How did the change come about?The actor attributes this shift of personality to losing someone very dear to him. Abbas’s elder sister, who he was extremely closed to, passed away two years ago after battling cancer. He said the incident changed his outlook on life.“We were six siblings – a very closed knit family,” the star shared. “There are just some incidents which awfully stay in your mind. So, losing my sister was one of those.”
Abbas is the youngest of his siblings, therefore he was always the baby of the house.
“I was very pampered. But here’s the thing; I always spent my time with people who were much older than me. I think maybe because I enjoyed it. I’m an old soul, you can say. I was always into poetry, I loved going to gatherings and poetry readings with my father. Therefore, we had a very prominent presence of literature in our house.”With the likes of Parveen Shakir and Ahmed Faraz being regular visitors around Abbas’ house, his fondness for versification were embedded in his roots. He was sure of that.But Abbas still isn’t sure if showbiz is where his heart is. “I will leave acting very soon. I never connected to this profession. I don’t think I ever will. I want to venture into production now,” she commented. “I’ve started disassociating myself from a lot of people. I don’t go to award shows anymore – it just doesn’t make sense to me. All this glitz and glamour seem unimportant.”While Abbas often stays mum about his personal life, he recently revealed that he is all set to tie the knot.“I will be tying the knot very soon,” the artist said. “I have experienced love and I’ve experienced pain. Because with love, comes pain – always. How else would you grow? How else would you feel? My relationship didn’t work out but what kind of love actually does?”The Dil-e-Muztar star commented that’s now that he’s realised how quickly people leave, he has no desire for worldly fame. “I would gladly leave this ‘charming’ life of showbiz behind. I hate it when paparazzi follows me, I’m just not built for this profession. I just came to earn. I didn’t ask for all this,” Abbas added.