PTV used to be known for its amazing dramas back in the day, but lately, its fare has become considerably less impressive. The channel has been known for shows like Uroosa, Alpha Bravo Charlie, Ainak Wala Jin, Dhoop Kinare and Tanhaiyan, among many others. But there’s a new drama that will air on the channel soon that caught our attention for all the right reasons.
The upcoming untitled drama stars Nadia Afgan, Saman Ansari, the late Nayla Jaffri, Mohammad Ayub Khosa, model Sabeeka Imam, Hadi bin Arshad, Hassan Niazi, Mohsin Gillani and Rose Mohammed. Suno Chanda star Afgan told Images that the drama was shot in Bahawalpur for about two years and is a “big budget” show.
The actor also revealed that the show focuses on two tribes, Laali and Malkani, that have been rivals since the very beginning. Their rivalry stands strong and even two lovers from both the tribes can’t bring them together.
“Long before, a guy from one tribe fell in love with a woman out of his tribe and due to the differences and rivalry they couldn’t be together. History repeats years after as it happens again with rivals killing each other for the power. I’m from the Malkani tribe in the show so are Hassan and Mohsin,” she said.
The actor also added that the script revolves around the matriarchs. “It’s about women and how the matriarchs take over after the men or patriarchs have been murdered,” she said. The actor also revealed that the actors that will be seen in the Laali tribe are Ansari, Jaffri, Arshad and Imam.
“Sabeeka and my son in the show fall in love and the story begins again with more vengeance and how love makes you forgive and can overcome anything,” said Afgan.
She also revealed that the show is going to be “massive,” with a lot of fashion cues to note. Afgan said most of the clothing worn by actors in the show are by ace designer Yousuf Bashir Qureshi (YBQ). She also expressed her concern and sorrow over the DOP Sarfaraz Ahmed’s demise during an accident on the set of the upcoming drama.
“A lot of hard work has been done for this show to be specific. PTV had bought this project and I think it was Fawad Chaudhry of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf who worked hard to revive the TV channel. I’m glad it’s airing on PTV Home because I started my journey from here,” she said while crediting the former government and hoped for the success of her upcoming project.
Ansari of the Laali tribe in the drama told Images that the storyline is about matriarchal rivalry, something we don’t see very often and that it will be seen after a very long time. “It’s a story of love, it’s a story of hatred of love,” she said.
The actor added that main leads will reflect on love, hatred and rivalry that will be shown throughout the female-led show. According to Ansari, the show is set to go on air after Eid. But no confirmed date or time has been revealed yet.
The Badshah Begum star and Afgan both told Images that the name of the show hasn’t been revealed as of yet due to the channel’s policy. However, it will be announced officially on PTV’s social media accounts.
The upcoming show is being directed by Abdullah Badini, produced by Mont Blanc Entertainment and written by Ali Moeen.