Acclaimed director and actor, Sarmad Khoosat returns to television after Mor Mahal and Ek Thi Marium from last year. Not only does he set himself on the director’s chair, but also wears the producer’s hat in collaboration with Kashf Foundation for a short-series that’s been peculiarity titled Akhri Station. Starring Anam Goher, Sanam Saeed, Nimra Bucha and Mikaal Zulfiqar amongst others, the series went on floors recently.
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Dealing with issues relevant to women’s struggles, Akhri Station is a seven-episode series featuring seven stories of seven women. Contrary to serials nowadays, the leading lady, Sanam believes the series is a departure from the ongoing sagas. In spite of shedding light on taboo topics, Akhri Station promises to be sincere and sensitively dealt, something that recent performs narrating comparable plots has failed at, and miserable that is.
“Through their plays they [Kashf Foundation] create awareness. The foundation doesn’t sell their stories to channels, they give them to them to run and unfold knowledge,” Saeed told HIP over a telephonic the trade of thoughts. “They make invest money in developing this awareness and through television is one of the biggest ways to do that.”
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Sanam goes on to mention how underage marriage bill was passed at the same time as Kashf’s Rehai aired, while children abuse became registered as a separate crime under the penal code of Pakistan post-Udaari’s considerable buzz. She keeps,
“I don’t just pick up any script. I don’t know what TV channels’ agendas are, but I just focus on mine and the impact of the paintings I do, with the complete team.” but, one should point out Sanam’s last television outing, Dil Banjara, which was rather conventional compared to her previous endeavors.
“My reasons for doing Dil Banjara and others along those lines are for variety’s sake, or because I still must have painted,” she concurs and responds. “Or maybe it changed into some different cause until I found something of my liking and value once more. You don’t usually get a great tremendous to do whenever.”
Currently, under production, Akhri Station might star industry bigwigs, but what we’re most intrigued about is how Sarmad takes at the story. “It’wonderful,” Sanam stated of her dynamic with the Manto-famed director. “He’s an open, information and intelligent director. We work nicely collectively.”
And that is yet to be seen. Apart from this anticipated forthcoming series, Saeed also returns to the silver screen with the drama, Cake along Aamina Sheikh and Adnan Malik , after having bagged accolades (including the Lux Style Award) for her quickly brilliant performance in Mehreen Jabbar’s Dobara Phir Se.