A profound, legendary and highly intellectual personality in the sphere of performing arts and culture. “Arain Pictures” was a initiative taken by him in the decade of 1960-1970 in pure love for the visual medium which was able to proudly produce about 35 internationally recognized films such as Qaidi, Daag, Sangam, Ameer Khan, Haseena Numbri, Ashiq Das, Mujhe Jeenay Do, Waris Shah and many more to the list. Under his supervision as the Chairman Pakistan Film industry many movies were able to capture attention and hearts internationally. Out of his passion for the cinema, he generously assisted many films creatively, financially and responsibly as he firmly believed that potential art must be projected to masses.
Mr. Farzand was a pioneer in Pakistan to introduce the concept of circus in 1969 with the friendly collaboration with Iranian performers which later resulted in the birth of the name “LUCKY IRANI CIRCUS” (1970- present). The ambition was instantly accepted and was considered a revolution in performing arts and entertainment sector of Pakistan. A genuine prodigy in the arts field and a mentor to many left everyone in mourning on 31st August 2000. Although the entertainment world has been deprived of a true art devotee and a circus explorer, his inspirational and gentle personality has nurtured a sense of commitment and strength to serve art and entertainment arenas in his successors and colleagues. The Show Must Go On, as they say, is the notion followed by the LIC and it is certainly going to continue for many years to come as long as it reaches every circus lover alive.
First attested in English 14th century, the word circus derives from Latin circus, which is the romanization of the Greek κίρκος (kirkos), itself a metathesis of the Homeric Greek κρίκος (krikos), meaning “circle” or “ring
The origin of the modern circus has been attributed to Philip Astley, a cavalry officer from England who set up the first modern amphitheater for the display of horse riding tricks in Lambert, London on 4 April 1768 Astley did not originate trick horse riding, nor was he first to introduce acts such as acrobats and clowns to the English public, but he was the first to create a space where all these acts were brought together to perform a show. In England circuses were often held in purpose built buildings in large cities, such as the London Hippodrome, which was built as a combination of the circus, the menagerie and the variety theater, where wild animals such as lions and elephants from time to time appeared in the ring, and where convulsions of nature such as floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have been produced with an extraordinary wealth of realistic display.