Veteran actor Shabnam will play her own superfan in upcoming Pakistani drama

Updated 19 Oct, 2017 01:28pm

Irfan Ul Haq

Looks like Shabnam is finally going to make her comeback on Pakistani screens!

Shabnam fans have been awaiting her comeback on Pakistani screens and it looks like their wait is coming to an end.

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The veteran actor will be appearing in upcoming TV series Mohini Mansion Ki Cinderella, which will air on Bol Entertainment. It will be directed by Ali Tahir and will feature music by Sahir Ali Bagga.

Stretched over 52 episodes, Mohini Mansion will feature Shabnam as her own superfan!

Writer Fasih Bari Khan tells Images, "Shabnam's character is going to really fun. Her name is Shabana Jharna, who's a diehard Shabnam fan! You know the kind who keeps a record of everything their favourite star has done? That kind of devotion. Shabana has grown old but still 'speaks in dialogues' like Shabnam did, wears her sari like Shabnam does."

Shabnam with the drama director Ali Tahir
Shabnam with the drama director Ali Tahir

But Mohini Mansion isn't just about this eccentric character.

"Like all of my work, this drama is also based on stories of the common man," Fasih says. "The drama explores the lives of a whole neighbourhood set in 1992 Lahore."

So Shabana's neighbours will include a 70-year-old former circus artist Daro Masi who used to ride motorbikes around a maut ka kuan (well of death). This character will be played by Feryal Gauhar, who makes an acting comeback after 13 years! Her husband is played by yet another acting veteran, Qavi Khan.

The drama will also star Rubya Chaudhary, Feryal Gauhar and Qavi Khan
The drama will also star Rubya Chaudhary, Feryal Gauhar and Qavi Khan

What's more, the drama will also star model Rubya Chaudhary as Shabana's daughter in the TV series.

Lots to look forward to! The drama will air in January 2018.