Ahsan Khan has joined the cast of the much-awaited drama Alif.

The serial, which is being directed by Haseeb Hasan and produced by Sana Shahnawaz and Samina Humayun, also stars Hamza Ali Abbasi, Noman Ijaz, Kubra Khan and Sajal Aly.

"It's a beautiful story centred around spirituality. I've never heard a story told from this angle in a Pakistani drama before; it will take you into a fantasy world. I'm sure Haseeb [the director] will make a painting out of this, it will be a visual treat. I play a pivotal role, my character's name is Taha. He's in a way inspired by Rumi, not like a writer but he's just lost in thoughts of otherworldliness. The drama features five main characters that are totally integral to the story; if you even move one out of the equation, everything would change."

"The dialogues and the cast are amazing and I think they've chosen the perfect actors for each character. I can't wait for this to go on air," he added.

In an earlier interview with Images, Haseeb had revealed that the writer of the show, Umera Ahmed came out of a hiatus to write this serial: "Alif is the revered first letter of Allah's name, and the serial will be related to that."

He also shared that Osman Khalid Butt is tipped to make a guest appearance and Manzar Sehbai, star of films like Shoaib Mansoor's Bol and Anjum Shehzad's Mahe-e-Mir, will make his first TV appearance in this drama serial.

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