TV in Pakistan is about to get a dose of Mughal-era splendour, as Sarmad Khoosat's epic fantasy drama Mor Mahal will launch on April 24 on Geo TV.

Starring Meesha Shafi as Farrukh Zaad and Uzair Jaswal as Nawab Asif Jahan, Mor Mahal is a story of royals that draws inspiration from myriad cultures - Mughal, as well as Greek, Egyptian and Turkish.

Pakistani TV will be reacquainted with the fantasy genre in a grand way with Mor Mahal
Pakistani TV will be reacquainted with the fantasy genre in a grand way with Mor Mahal

Conceptualized by Imran Aslam, scripted by Sarmad Sehbai and directed by Sarmad Khoosat, Mor Mahal has been highly anticipated by TV viewers, especially since its initial teasers offered a glimpse of the almost other-worldly universe of the 45-episode drama serial.

Umair Jaswal stars as Nawab Asif Jahan in Mor Mahal
Umair Jaswal stars as Nawab Asif Jahan in Mor Mahal

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Credit goes to Ali Xeeshan for the ornate costumery we've seen so far.

Mor Mahal is essentially rooted in fantasy and deliberate efforts have been made to disassociate it from any one culture or design ethos. “We’ve merged different elements together; Mughal motifs with Hindu, Greek, Turkish and Oriental inspirations,” describes Ali.

Meesha Shafi's headgear was encrusted with jewellery for a festive in Mor Mahal
Meesha Shafi's headgear was encrusted with jewellery for a festive in Mor Mahal

The drama also stars Hina Khawaja Bayat, Sania Saeed and Fiza Ali in lead roles.

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