After giving us amazing dramas and more recently a well received film, Parwaaz Hai Janoon, Haseeb Hasan is all geared up to give us another serial namely”Alif” which is scheduled to be aired on Hum Tv.
This is a highly anticipated drama as it has a star studded cast and a superb writer Umera Ahmad. The cast includes Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly and Ahsan Khan. In addition, renowned names such as Samina Humayun Saeed and Sana Shahnawaz are producing it. Everything about this drama is top-notch.
We got Haseeb Hasan on call to get more insight on the making of this drama. Kubra Khan was originally part of cast but was later said to be removed. Upon asking Haseeb Hasan, he told EPK that it was difficult due to conflicting schedules.
He showed his regret as he said that Kubra was the right fit for this character and this would have been a very good opportunity for her as well. He further mentioned that he has some future roles planned for her.
However the good news is that Kubra is back on board! She has been uploading pictures on her Instagram account with #backtoAlif.
He also informed us about the progress of the shooting of the serial that it is 35 percent complete. Parts of the drama will be shot in Karachi,Turkey and some in Northern areas of Pakistan. Looks like not only should we expect good content but the drama will also have beautiful locations.
The scale of production is big and they are setting up huge sets for filming. Hasan told us that as soon as he was approached by the producers he got on board right away just by learning that the script was penned by Umera Ahmed. He said, that he didn’t even read the script before accepting.
However, after reading it, he was further excited about making this drama. The story revolves around a film maker and his journey which will be portrayed by Hamza Ali Abbasi. He mentioned that this is the first time we are presenting the story of a Pakistani film maker.
The script is brilliant as it is written by Umera Ahmad. Talking about her he mentioned how he had been wanting to work with her for the past couple of years. However due to some reason or the other it wasn’t happening. They were even discussions about a possible movie with her but unfortunately that couldn’t happen either.
Commenting on her style of writing Haseeb said that She is a brilliant writer. Her dialogues are absolutely amazing. They are not very filmy but in the simplicity of her dialogues she manages to touch people. Whatever frame of mind that she wants to take the audience in she manages to accomplishes it.
If she wants to make the audience cry she does so through her words, if she wants them to laugh she achieves the purpose.Her words are extremely beautiful. He has come across many good writer like Farhat Istiqat however Umera’s angle and way of seeing things has always has always been different.
Honestly just having the information about the team has got us all excited. The project is currently in production lets hope when it hit the screens it meets expectations.
Watch Ahsan Khan and Haseeb Hassan talk about their upcoming drama, Alif: