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Wahaj Ali to star next to Yumna Zaidi for ‘Dil Na Umeed to Nahi’


Wahaj Ali & Yumna Zaidi

The versatile Wahaj Ali, who has recently been making waves in ‘Ghisi Piti Mohabbat’ and ‘Bikhray Moti’, has now started shooting for his new project ‘Dil Na Umeed to Nahi’ alongside the talented Yumna Zaidi.

Nauman Ejaz

Made in collaboration with Kashf Foundation, ‘Dil Na Umeed to Nahi’ is a narrative-based story, focused on addressing social causes and highlighting the issue of human trafficking. Penned down by Amna Mufti, the drama is being directed by Kashif Nasir of Ranjha Ranjha Kardi fame. Apart from bringing together the all-rounder Wahaj Ali and Yumna Zaidi for the first time, it also features an ensemble cast of Nauman Ejaz, Samiya Mumtaz, Yasra Rizvi, Navid Shehzad, Omair Rana and others.

Yasra Rizvi

Umair Rana

“I feel extremely honored and lucky to be a part of this project that has tackled a very important social problem,” said Wahaj Ali talking about the new drama. “It has been a wonderful experience working with Yumna and Kashif (sir). We are all working hard on it so I hope we get to bring across the message that we want to.”

Samiya Mumtaz

Naveed Shahzad

Wahaj Ali can currently be seen in two dramas Ghisi Piti Mohabbat and Bikhray Moti airing every week on ARY Digital.

About Wahaj Ali

The talented star rose to fame with his incredible acting prowess and talent, and a knack of choosing diverse roles that have proved his mettle as an actor. Wahaj Ali has starred in various mega-hit projects, including Dil Nawaz, Mah-e-Tamaam, Dil-e-Bereham, Ehd-e-Wafa, and Ghisi Piti Mohabbat. The star has made his place in the entertainment industry with his incredible performances and effervescent charm.

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Khudgarz is a story about love, betrayal, selfishness and its psychological effects. Featuring Sami Khan, Aamina Sheikh, Mansha Pasha and Syed Jibran in the lead roles the drama showcases a story of complex relationships.

Junaid (Syed Jibran) and Hassan (Sami Khan) are cousins. Junaid is brought up by Hassan’s father after his father’s demise and has a very selfless personality.

Hassan is a spoiled and arrogant child. He has no respect for women and he treats everyone crudely.  Where on the other hand, Junaid has a very positive character with an optimistic approach in life. He is grateful to Hassan’s family for the brought up and that is why he never complains for any kind of negative behaviour. He is a selfless and contented kind of a person.

Ayera (Amina Shiekh) is a decent, educated girl. She is a psychologist by profession and is getting married to Hassan into a purely arranged marriage setup. Hassan is already married to Abeer (Mansha Pasha). This is a secret marriage and Hassan takes her for granted. He wants this marriage to remain a secret but Abeer wants to be declared his wife openly.

Hassan on the day of his marriage with Ayera disappears and Junaid is asked to pay for everything Hassan’s family has done for him by marrying Ayera on the day of marriage. That is how the family can maintain their dignity. Ayera after becoming Junaid’s wife is in trauma where Hassan feels jealous and wants to take revenge from Junaid.

We will definitely recommend this drama to those who are interested in seeing a well-directed serial with some power-packed performances. Another perk is that since they are airing 2 episodes a week, it won’t be dragged to the limit where it might become hard to sit through. Sami Khan, Mansha Pasha & Syed Jibran, all of them did a wonderful job by literally owning their characters & giving them a perfect treatment. Amina Sheikh was perfect as a well-groomed, emotional yet focused & level-headed Ayera. Sami Khan was definitely the star of the show because he was phenomenal as the twisted psychotic Hassan, it was surely a nice change seeing him play a character like this who was a naqaam aashiq and also had something more to offer than that label. We just hope things don’t become monotonous where Hassan will have an upper hand all the time and others will be too majboor to face him or show him his right place. Let’s see. What will happen next in the upcoming episodes.

Watch ‘Khudgarz’ on every Tuesday at 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm on ARY Digital.

Writer:  Rida Bilal

Director: Yasir Nawaz


Syed Jibran as Junaid

 Amna Sheikh as Ayera

 Sami Khan as Hassan

 Mansha Pasha as Abeer

 Salman Saeed as Raheel

 Seemi Pasha

 Ghulam Mohiuddin

 Shaheen Khan

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Next Level Entertainment’s Latest Production Khudgarz to Air on ARY Digital


Next Level Entertainment’s latest television production Khudgarz is all set to be aired on ARY Digital from 19th December’17. Boasting of a stellar star cast that includes Amna Sheikh, Sami Khan, Syed Jibran and Mansha Pasha, Khudgarz has been directed by Yasir Nawaz, who is one of the biggest names in the industry and has several major projects to his credit.

Khudgarz has been written by Rida Bilal, who previously collaborated with Next Level Entertainment on the project Bekhudi. Produced by Samina Humayun Saeed and Sana Shahnawaz under their production banner Next Level Entertainment, Khudgarz is an intense story of love and marital relationships with complicated dynamics between the lead characters. The serial will be airing on ARY Digital every Tuesday at 8 PM.

Speaking about why this project was backed by Next Level Entertainment, Sana Shahnawaz said “There were many factors that excited us about Khudgarz, especially the way the script is written. The characters have shaped up beautifully, which the audience will get to see when they watch the serial. I am also very happy with the cast members. Aamina Sheikh is making her comeback on television after a long time. And then of course, Yasir Nawaz is one of the biggest directors of the country so having him direct this project for us is a very special addition.”

The promo of the serial can be watched here: 487641538302887/videos/ 487654901634884/

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Ghar Titli Ka Par all set to go on air in December


#GharTitliKaPar, produced under the banner of 7th Sky Entertainment, one of the largest independent entertainment company in Pakistan spearheaded by Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi, is all set to go on air in December 2017. The trio of Khaali Haath Shahzad Sheikh, Aiman Khan and Ali Abbas would be seen again in this show along with Sanam Chaudhry.

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There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness. Sometime in life, an unusual situation happens, where a younger boy falls in a love with a girl who is older than him. Drama serial “Shayyad” depicts the story of a one-sided lover Saad, who has developed some feelings for Umm-e-Hani. She is an orphan  and lives with Saad and his parents.

Umm-e-Hani has lost her parents in an earlier age and she is always in search of security, a responsible man who can help in overcoming her insecurities and fulfilled her wishes which she wasn’t able to convert into reality. She always considers Saad as an emotional, immature and boyish person and one day she finally meets a strong, influential man Salaar.

Unfortunately, not every beast is kind towards beauty, and Umm-e-Hani’s sensible and long-term decision takes her into a new trouble.

Will Saad’s craziness and unconditional love towards Umm-e-Hani help him in finding her again in life? Find out in the upcoming episodes of ‘Shayyad’ on every Saturday at 8 pm on Geo.

The first episode of Shayyad belonged to Saad. The introduction to the characters was also unconventional, the first few minutes of the episode quickly wrapped up the kind of relationship Hani and Saad shared and the rest of the episode focused on different dynamics within the house while keeping Hani and Saad in the picture as the central subjects. This first episode was fast paced, engaging and emotional. While the supporting characters weren’t too appealing, we felt an instant connection with Saad in particular; his love for Hani is somewhat similar to Saba’s love for Irtiza but the huge difference here is that for a change the female character isn’t the one who is hopelessly in love. Also, for a change the male character is the dreamer and the female lead Umm-e-Hani played by Sadia Khan appears to be more practical so far.

Saad and Hani’s scenes were directed brilliantly and were the highlight of this episode. The on-screen chemistry between Uzair Jaswal and Sadia Khan made their scenes together even more appealing. Both these actors owned their characters and the interactions between them showed how differently these two visualized their relationship with each other

5 episodes have been aired and the story revolves around Saad’s reaction and his desperation was shown convincingly in the 5th episode. So far, Saad is the only reason why we tune into this show every week, he keeps your interest in this drama in general and his track in particular alive.

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Directed by: Syed Ali Raza (Usama)

Written by: Faiza Iftikhar

Produced by: Babar Javed

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Khaani – Review


Khans are often tagged as a brave and headstrong community in our society. But the central character of this new drama Khaani, Sanam Khan is a pragmatic girl, even her younger sisters consider her to be a coward and tease her with the title “Khaani”. Her one and only brother Sarim, about to graduate has to share the burden of house.

On the other hand, Mir Hadi is a rich brat; a short-tempered fellow belonging to an influential family. He somehow gets into a clash with Khaani’s family after an incident.

When influential offender Mir Hadi approaches Khaani’s family to settle the issue, surprisingly pigeon-hearted Khaani shows immense resistance. Mir Hadi issues death threats, terrifies them with his intimidating behaviour, but Khaani stands like an iron wall in front of him. Khaani’s chivalry and bravery melts Mir Hadi’s heart and he falls in love with her.

This new drama airs every Monday at 8:00 PM on Geo TV. 3 episodes have been aired and have stirred up our interest episode by episode.

The first episode certainly seemed promising. Story seems a little cliched as a happy middle class family collides with a powerful man and his spoilt son with unlimited money and animalistic pride. These two collide in the worst possible way, in which the weaker side suffers and has all their happiness snatched away from them before justice is served. The second episode was a bit slow and tragic. Nothing much happened in the story except the sadness and tragic scenes. The recent and third episode was the best of all, the performances were brilliant especially of Rashid Farouqi and Salma Hassan. Mehmood Aslam and Saman Ansari are totally owning their characters as always.

Feroze Khan’s acting as Mir Hadi is honestly fantastic, and a display of the potential the drama holds and can unfurl. The stone-cold look that befalls Mir Hadi’s face is simply brilliant, and Feroze is already the brooding antagonist we want to know more about. How can he so heedlessly shoot someone he barely knows over something so awfully insignificant? While we think the drama might end up being Mir Hadi seeking redemption with Khaani, there must be more to it, and more to what events molded Mir Hadi into such a terrible person. Feroze Khan has played an antagonist before, but Mir Hadi is really something.

We are excited to watch his acting skills more in the upcoming episodes of Khaani as well as the curiosity of this drama is getting higher now. To see, Will Khaani seek revenge or love, watch Khaani on every Monday at 8 PM on Geo.

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Written by: Asma Nabeel

Directed by: Anjum Shehzad

Producers: Abdullah Kadwani & Asad Qureshi

Production house: 7th Sky Entertainment

Cast with respective character names:

Sana Javed as Khaani

Feroze Khan as Mir Hadi

Qavi Khan as Hamid Malik

Mehmood Aslam as Mir Shah

Saman Ansari as Sitara

Salma Hassan as Sonia

Seemi Pasha as Iffet

Rashid Farooqui as Salman

Mohammad Ali as Saarim

Shehzad Mukhtar as Mithal

Khushi Naeem as Raima

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Voice of JPJ


HUM TV morning show Jago Pakistan Jago has always been a great source of entertainment for its viewers. But that’s not it, the team of JPJ always comes up with innovative ideas to promote the country’s talent, be it aspiring actors, hosts or singers. Keeping up with its tradition of introducing new ideas, team JPJ recently initiated a singing competition, Voice of JPJ with an aim to promote the hidden singing talent of Pakistan. JPJ not only provided people a platform to showcase their talents, it also encouraged them to participate on such platforms.

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Dar si Jati Hai Sila


Known for bringing social issues onto mainstream television, HUM TV’s latest play ‘Dar Si Jati Hai Sila’ raises the curtain on the silent and horrible act of sexual and mental harassment in our society by the people one trusts the most. The story revolves around a joint family and highlights the mental state of the victim and the hardships she has to go through. Sila is engaged to her cousin Raheel, but ever since the engagement Sila has gone quiet and frightened. As the story progresses it is revealed that she has been harassed by Juwimamu, her Tai’s “munh bola bhai”. Sila’s mother Saadia tries to warn her husband working abroad, but he dismisses her concerns and orders her to stay quiet. Meanwhile, Juwi plays his mind games to destroy the mother-daughter relationship and to stop Sila’s wedding by proving to everyone that she’s mentally disturbed and not fit to be married. The drama will showcase ‘How far can a mother go to save her daughter. ‘Will Sila find the courage to stand up for herself and expose Juwi for the monster that he is?’ To find out, watch Dar siJati Hai Sila only on HUM. On every Wednesday at 8:00pm. The first episode was aired on Wednesday on 1st November.

This drama has some big shoes to fill since it is replacing one of the most loved drama serials of recent times. Dar Si Jati Hei Sila’s promos already revealed that it wasn’t going to be a journey like Yakeen Ka Safar since even though Yakeen Ka Safar had some strong messages, it was never a heavy-duty drama.

Dar Si Jati Hei Sila is the story of a big family living in Noor Manzil. The opening scene of the first episode was brilliantly written and executed since this short scene revealed a great deal about the relationship of three individuals, Joi (Nauman Ijaz), Sila ( Yumna Zaidi) and Sadia (Saman Ansari). Joi is a classic example of those male relatives who abuse girls from their family yet no one in the family ever doubts them for a second. On the contrary, everyone blamed Sila for acting strange. The way Sila looked at Sadia and the manner in which Sadia questioned Joi when she came in the room clearly showed that she knew everything yet somehow, she decided to keep this to herself. Later on, different scenes and dialogues also suggested that there was something going on between Joi and Sadia as well. Sadia’s husband is mostly away therefore she has raised Sila like a single parent which is why her sister-in-laws blamed her entirely for Sila’s flawed upbringing. Sila’s father was never there for her or her mother therefore her tayees consider both of them a responsibility.

The most powerful scenes in this episode were the ones which covered Sila’s interactions with her mother. The only time Sila spoke her mind was when she was with her mother otherwise she stayed quiet although she did not like the fact that everyone in the house was constantly judging her. Nauman Ijaz is also continuously experimenting with different roles and he always excels every time. He looks and acts completely different depending on the kind of role he is playing. Saman Ansari, Sakina Samo and Munazzah Arif also gave solid performances in this episode. The biggest disappointment however was that many of the scenes in this episode had already been shown repeatedly in promos.

This wasn’t the kind of episode which wins you over completely but it was definitely the sort of episode which gives you a reason to tune into the next episode. The topic of sexual abuse has been done-to-death lately therefore this drama will only hold the interest of the viewers if it offers something different and meaningful.

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Writer: Bee Gul

Director: Kashif Nisar

Producer: MD Productions

Cast: Nauman Ejaz, Sakina Samoo, Saman Ansari, Yumna Zaidi, Noor ul Hassan, Kiran haq, Amna Malik, MunzaArif, Saleem Sheikh, Humayun gull and others.

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Drama Review


HUM TVs drama O Rangreza is not just a love story of two people but also a tale of life changing experience for many. All the characters are tangled and beautifully interwoven into the plot, each one of them having a different story to tell, thus making O Rangreza unique.

The plot revolves around the relationship of a father and daughter and highlights how a daughter aims to be everything her father idealizes. Born into a poet’s family, Sassi (Sajal Ali) despises her mother for not being able to win over her father Khayam’s heart. But, the real struggle starts when Sassi starts copying her father’s thinking and idealizes the glamorous actress Sonia Jahan. Sassi’s innocent efforts to make her father happy backfire as he refuses to accept his daughter. This insincerity incites the rebel in Sassi and a conflict between a father and daughter rises like a storm and changes everything in the Haveli.

Direction by Kashif Nisar is brilliant; he has seized that artistic feel to the plot quite well and that is what has made us hooked onto the play as well as its storyline. More often than not, with the start of any drama, one can predict what may happen next, but not here, as we can hardly wait to see what the future holds for Sassi and Qasim.

Nauman Ejaz needs no praise, he is absolutely the best. The simple role suited Irsa Ghazal; so far we saw her play rather vampy or loud characters in various plays. This drama unfolds without the story being clear on its purpose, that’s why it is enjoyable to watch. Even though the message that the writer is trying to convey has now become a bit too repetitive, we still had a good time watching recent episodes.

It was interesting to see in the recent episode how Khayyam and Sassi were both struggling to be who they were as they both were falling short of the confidence they had in themselves only because they gave too much power to others over them. Sassi & Khayyam’s argument hasn’t subsided but it has settled for now but it was notable that the father-daughter duo was faced with the similar sort of situation. For the first time Khayyam was unsure of himself because of Sonia and similarly, Sassi was unsure of herself because of Wajih. The upcoming episodes are going to be interesting as the story is getting intense. Stay tuned to find out more that happens next!

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Written by: Saji Gul

Directed by: Kashif Nisar

Produced by: Moomal Shunaid

Cast: Nauman Ijaz, Sajjal Aly, Irsa Ghazal, Bilal Abbas, Sonia Mishal, Omair Rana, Sana Fakhar, Fareeha Jabeen, Hamza Firdous and others.

Date & Time: Every Friday at 8 pm

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Baaghi – Inspired by Qandeel Baloch


Qandeel Baloch, a very attractive young woman, caught the fancy of the Pakistani social media with her challenging and salacious pictures and videos on social media, breaking the invisible barriers of what is considered acceptable and proper in this relatively conservative society. The cocktail of sensationalism surrounding her became volatile, when she was murdered following the appearance of images of her consorting with a well-known maulvi (religious scholar). Regarded as a casualty of the contradictions and hypocrisy of society, she has become a cause celebrity and ideal subject matter for the television serial, ‘Baaghi.’

This drama serial of Urdu 1 is airing every Thursday and delivering more than what had been promised! It has a stellar cast, with the fiercely independent Saba Qamar of Hindi Medium fame in the lead role, Sarmad Khoosat and Osman Khalid Butt. Written by Shazia Khan and directed by Farooq Rind, ‘Baaghi’ is about the transformation of a poor village girl, Fauzia Azeem, into the social media sensation who acquired the name Qandeel Baloch.

Born in a small village of Dera Ghazi Khan district, Fauzia Azeem had six brothers and six sisters. Chances to succeed in life were few due to the limits of both poverty and gender. Hardly educated, Fauzia was a rebellious spirit with ‘big’ dreams of going to the city to work to support her parents in their old age. These dreams were cut short when she got married to Aashiq Hussain, a mango-plucker from Kot Addu. In 2010, she ran away from her abusive marriage and took shelter in a Daar-ul-Amaan (a community centre for the homeless). She started doing small-time acting, singing and modeling and despite all the obstacles that a girl from an underprivileged background is likely to face, she burst into stardom with a new identity three years later.

‘Baaghi’ intends to highlight how the same society which shut all doors of an honorable living on Fauzia Azeem was later judgmental about her rise to fame. Saba Qamar dives into her character and delivers easily which is one of her best performances. She duplicates the language of the region and with every action symbolizes the confidence and boldness associated with Qandeel. Just as Qandeel was a force to be reckoned with, Saba Qamar is an actress who consistently pushes the boundaries. She alone could turn ‘Baaghi’ into a blockbuster, but other actors have also been chosen mindfully. Sarmad Khoosat, the lazy older brother, Nadia Afghan, his complaining wife, and Ali Kazmi, the husband-to-be of Fauzia, all easily slip into their characters.

This drama is not only for entertaining purposes. It has some other basic motives deep down. The drama wants you to get awareness and to educate its viewers.

The major goal of this drama is to highlight the unfairness exploiting the name of honor. The drama makes you think about the other side of the story. It tells you that your main motive should be to try to get the reality and to avoid passing judgments.

Until now 13 episodes have come and everyone is loving Saba Qamar’s acting skills. Keep watching Baaghi to know what happens in the next episodes!