The ensemble cast includes big names like veteran artistes like Seemi Raheel, Samiya Mumtaz and Hina Dilpazeer
The ensemble cast includes big names like veteran artistes like Seemi Raheel, Samiya Mumtaz and Hina Dilpazeer

The celebrated duo of Faseeh Bari Khan and director Mazhar Moin (of Quddusi Sahab Ki Bewah fame) are ready to make their comeback.

Faltu Larki, their latest upcoming play is a comical exploration of society's unjust treatment of women. The premise of the story revolves around a girl who has traveled from India to stay with a family in Pakistan and soon begins to face various problems in her new household and is unable to stand up for her basic rights.

When Indo-Pak tensions are high, we asked Moin how he feels the show will be received.

"Emotions are more important. Pakistan and Indian share the same culture and ethnicity; for example, we turn a blind eye to the fact that there were/are inter-marriages happening. It's difficult for those people to get their families to meet and mingle, despite having so much is common. We are just bent on trying to find differences rather than similarities and that's a theme we tried to address," explains Moin.

The ensemble cast includes versatile veteran female actors including Seemi Raheel, Samiya Mumtaz, Hina Dilpazeer, Sumbal Abbas and Yasra Rizvi and a handful of relative newbies.

"This is going to be very, very different from anything I've done before, I've often been stereotyped on television as a victim or a wailing woman; I want to change that image. This character isn't dependent on any man," shares Mumtaz.

Faltu Larki will be aired next month on A-Plus.

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