The most exciting news of this year is here! Zindagi roped in Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed for its upcoming original which will stream on ZEE5. The yet-to-be-titled series is helmed by critically acclaimed director Aseem Abbasi, who also directed Zindagi’s first original film. churails,
The show fuses together magical realism and supernatural fantasy within a family reunion setting, and deals with themes of love, loss and reconciliation. In this series, Fawad Khan plays a single parent – charming but plagued with guilt for what he has lost. With his son, he tries to be every father who was and was not his own father. Sanam Saeed plays the central female character in the series. Boasting the mysteries of other worlds, she takes it upon herself to heal, and make everyone around her whole.
The series has gone on floors and a large part of it has been filmed in the picturesque Hunza Valley.
“I think life is taking bold and daring decisions when it comes to storytelling. It is naturally evolving into a platform that will appeal to all filmmakers and the everyday mainstream to avant-garde and Noir encourages diversity and inclusion of opinion for content. I think there is room for everyone in this artistic landscape.” Talking about the show, Fawad Khan said.
“I’m thrilled to be working with one of my favorite directors Asim Abbasi Again, this time for life. This new project begins an imaginary journey with some stunning performances by a very carefully chosen cast. Sanam Saeed said, “I can’t wait for everyone to see the magic created in this beautiful limbo land.”
“Zindagi has become a pioneer not only for India-Pakistan OTT collaboration, but also for encouraging artists to push the boundaries of narrative storytelling. I experienced that with the Churils, and I’m experiencing that again with this project. Under Shailja’s support and guidance, Zindagi has indeed become a home for many filmmakers like me, where we can see our crazy ideas come true. I feel blessed, and very hopeful that this new project will have a very strong emotional resonance not only with the South Asian audience, but also with the global audience. Asim said.
One of the greatest and most loved contemporary actors, Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed are known for their stellar work in the popular television series Zindagi Gulzar Hai.
Zindagi which earlier aired on TV as a single channel is now available on ZEE5 with over 50 shows. It made its mark with original shows like Churails, Dhoop Ke Deewar and one of its most anticipated series, Katil Haseeno Ke name, which premiered last week and garnered rave reviews from all quarters.