HUM TV’s next drama serial, Pagli is all set to hit screens in the coming week
The upcoming drama serial Pagli by HUM TV has been directed by Ali Masood and is based on a novel by Shaukat Thanvi. The drama serial will feature Hira Mani, Asim Azhar, Hina Altaf, Noor Hassan and Mahmood Aslam. The show is said to revolve around a girl who suffers from a mild mental disorder.
While in conversation with a private media channel, Hira Mani has revealed a bit about her role and said:
“Her disorder is such that she loses her memory all of a sudden and she leaves her house, something she does 2-3 times in the show. She’s very intelligent, with a quick wit. Woh pooray ghar ko le kar chalti hai. The house she goes to after leaving her own belongs to a psychiatrist, Dr. Khalid (Noor). Even when she’s there, she lives there like she owns it; she’s that confident.”
Expanding more on the plot, she shared, “Now Dr. Khalid has a fiancé, Zubi (Hina) – she breaks them [their relationship] apart and gets the doctor to fall for her.”
And then there’s a twist. “Asim will be playing my fiancé, who I end up kicking to the curb and try to pair him up with Zubi instead. So whatever she [Hira’s character] wants, she gets. It’s a very different project. All the characters are really spontaneous, there’s good humour. Rona dhona bhi hai but there’s comic relief.”
“When you watch the show, you’ll think of Ankahi. I’m like Shehnaz Sheikh from that [drama] in Pagli. It’s not one of those typical saas bahu projects.”
“This has been a hard project because it’s very expression-driven. She’s [Hira’s character] crazy and she has to make it seem like she isn’t,” adds the actress.
Additionally, Hira has promised that the OST for the new drama serial will also be worth a listen!
Asim Azhar, on the other hand, has also shared a bit about his role and said:
“The character I’m playing enjoys poetry and believes in old-school romance. He is a slightly older guy, simple and perhaps, too honest for his own good.”
“Between me and Mehmood Aslam sahab, our characters are always trying to one-up each other. I learned a lot from him; I think our scenes exude great energy and chemistry, something to watch out for!”
The show will air on August 28.