Updated Feb 13, 2017 05:01pm

Shaista Lodhi will play a politician in upcoming TV serial 'Khan'

Shaista Lodhi is returning with another TV drama and this one is going to be intense.

The popular morning show host will be playing a politician in the upcoming serial Khan.

Talking about the serial, Shaista says, "Khan is an almost feudal type of drama. It will be relatable for the average person because it will remind them of Pakistan's political system."

"The drama doesn't take inspiration from Imran Khan," she also clarifies.

She elaborates about the drama's themes, "[The drama explores] the way revenge is taken in politics, the way seats are [sold] or tickets are given by parties or how sympathy is exploited. An example is Benazir Bhutto's case, sympathy was exploited by her party. You can expect to see similar events in this drama."

This is Shaista's second time acting and she's excited by the challenge. "My character has a vast range. From being a politician's wife to a politician herself. From a childhood lover to a dedicated wife. There are many different shades and that has been a challenge for me to play."

"But it was so much fun," she adds, "because my wardrobe was so different and I'm playing a character older than I am."

Another challenge for Shaista was working with senior actors.

According to the morning show host, "I had so many seasoned actors working with me so it was a challenge. I can't ever forget the first scene we did. I was acting opposite Noman Ejaz and he got me so confused. I did realise later how sweet of a person he is but that first time working with him was nerve-wrecking. After the scene I was thinking "What on Earth happened?!"But afterwards I got the hang of it and I had a lot of fun working with the seniors."

She also gave a little insight into her director.

"Ali Faizan is the director and he is intelligent but also a little crazy! He has crazy ideas, the way a creative person should have. He thinks out of the box and tries to put a new perspective in every aspect. I think he has treated this drama beautifully."

Khan stars Noman Aijaz as Shaista's childhood sweetheart, Aijaz Aslam plays her husband and the cast also features Saba Pervez, Atiqa Odho and Noman Masood.


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Thoroughthinker Feb 13, 2017 02:58pm

She is already an aging star and should be fit for the role of a female politician.

Afzal Mir Feb 13, 2017 03:03pm

Considering her own background she should do well in her new project.

Mudassir Feb 13, 2017 03:08pm

Nice Idea but unfortunately it will be banned soon as our culture is not prepared for such true stories plus they are way powerful to stop these dramas . Lets cross our fingers.

Ahmad Feb 13, 2017 03:20pm

Noman Ejaz Will Be amazing As usual.

ali khan Feb 13, 2017 03:48pm

"But it was so much fun," she adds, "because my wardrobe was so different and I'm playing a character older than I am."

Oh please...get over the age factor. We all know you are not 'young' by any means.

Alanore Feb 13, 2017 04:05pm

@Thoroughthinker I dont get it Whats wrong with aging? Aging does not mean your getting older it means you are getting wiser.

Nasir London Feb 13, 2017 04:25pm

Victory gives unboud pleasure, while defeat creates sence of revenge. That is typical character of our politicians. The theme of her new drama 'KHAN' will be interesting that may make our public weary of the corrupt to the core politicians. Good luck Shaista, we need more the likes of you.

Asif Feb 13, 2017 05:02pm

I love Noman Ijaz acting but he needs to pick his co stars cleverly.

Jalbani Baloch Feb 13, 2017 05:13pm

This lady is hungry of fame to the extent that she even did not care for her personal life. She preferred showbiz over her personal life, which ended her happy union with her previous partner.

aslam shaikh Feb 13, 2017 06:18pm

Her age clock is reset. First time reset occurred when she left her first husband. Second time the clock again reset when her affair became public. Now she is again and 18 year old until her next try.

uzi Feb 13, 2017 06:50pm

@Jalbani Baloch And what do you know about her personal life. If a woman gets a divorce, that does not mean she is less caring about her kids. Please grow up.

Dr.Sadaf Feb 13, 2017 08:35pm

She is a mother of three grown up kids and a medical doctor so what does that mean, is she a college going girl.

waheed Feb 14, 2017 02:03am

@ali khan she is only in her late forties

Farah (New York) Feb 14, 2017 02:11am

The only reason I will watch this drama just because of Noman Ijaz. Besides him every one is bogus especially Shaista Lodhi.

Ali Feb 14, 2017 08:30am

@uzi yes and you know her very well.

Ali Feb 14, 2017 08:32am

In real she is mother of 3 adults. How old she thinks a politician should be? Oh ok she is comparing herself with our late governor. As compare to him she is not aged yet.

Farah (New York) Feb 14, 2017 10:55pm


Wah!!! looks like you know her very well. Do you ???