Cast announced for Netflix’s First Pakistan-Themed Original

Cast announced for Netflix’s First Pakistan-Themed Original

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Netflix is set to make a groundbreaking entry into Pakistani content with its first Pakistan-themed original series. The star-studded cast features renowned names such as Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Sanam Saeed, and Ahad Raza Mir, among others. Adapted from Farhat Ishtiaq’s bestselling novel, the story follows Sikandar, a Harvard law student harboring emotional distance due to a life-altering incident, and Liza, a vibrant artist with a troubled past. The two characters’ paths intertwine in Italy, setting the stage for a captivating narrative that combines drama and emotion.


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This ambitious project showcases an ensemble cast that includes Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan, who previously shared the screen in multiple projects including “Hamsafar”. Also, Sanam Saeed, recognized for her role in the “Zindagi Gulzar Hai” and Ahad Raza Mir, known for his work in Netflix’s “Resident Evil” and the BBC’s “World on Fire,” contribute their talents to the series. With production taking place across Italy, the U.K., and Pakistan, anticipation is building for this multicultural venture. The series is under production by Dubai-based Momina Duraid Films FZ – LLC, with Momina Duraid having multiple projects to her credit including  “Bin Roye,” “Parwaz Hai Junoon” and “Fairytale” — serving as show-runner. As Netflix expands its presence in the Middle East and North Africa, this Pakistan-themed original signifies a significant step towards diversifying its international content portfolio.

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