Alia Bhatt says Sanam Saeed's Zindagi Gulzar Hai character helped her prep for latest film Kalank

Alia Bhatt says Sanam Saeed's Zindagi Gulzar Hai character helped her prep for latest film Kalank

She said Sanam Saeed's Kashaf was 'vulnerable yet strong', just like her character in Kalank
Updated 09 Apr, 2019

Guess who's the latest fan of Sanam Saeed's Zindagi Gulzar Hai!

Bollywood actor Alia Bhatt has revealed that she looked to Sanam's character Kashaf for inspiration when preparing for her latest film, a pre-partition drama called Kalank.

In a recent interview, she claimed that her role as a dancer in Kalank has several parallels with Kashaf:

Alia told PTI, "Abhishek asked me to watch Zindagi Gulzar Hai. The character of the girl (Kashaf played by Sanam Saeed) in the show is very much how [my character] Roop will deal with the situation. She has responsibility on her shoulders so she is not always a happy person. She is vulnerable yet strong. It is difficult (to bring so many) layers - unhappy, vulnerable and strong to a character. Abhishek kept saying that I should be irritating."

Sanam Saeed responded to her comments on Twitter:

The Student Of The Year star also said, "I watched a lot of old films like Mughal-E-Azam and Umrao Jaan to get an understanding of grace and body language. (And) I had to clean my Hindi as I am speaking Urdu (in the film). "

Zindagi Gulzar Hai followed Kashaf's ups and downs in her journey towards love and professional success. The Hum TV serial was greatly enjoyed by Indian viewers when it was briefly aired on Zindagi TV and screened as part of a Fawad Khan fest in 2016 (yes, that happened).


Faraz Apr 09, 2019 10:36am
Zindagi gulzar hai is easily the best drama serial aired on Pakistani television. I do however have one issue that the official episodes uploaded by Hum TV on YouTube have been removed and now we have to watch random users uploaded episodes with bad print and missing episodes. Hum should upload all episodes again to promote Pakistan drama serial.
Wajih Apr 09, 2019 11:05am
Sanam Saeed is always stunning whenever plays character of struggling girl who belongs to middle class family. Excellent actress
Jawaid Islam Apr 09, 2019 11:27am
Zindagi Gulzar Hai, was an enormous success both at viewer level and for the performers, Sanam's characterisation stood out.
Asad Apr 09, 2019 11:54am
Good marketing to gain pakistani audience to watch the film.
Mahesh Apr 09, 2019 01:31pm
@Asad are bollywood films allowed to released. Has ban on them removed?
Queen Apr 09, 2019 02:01pm
So the neighbors have not gotten out of their habit of copying everything!
Masood Apr 09, 2019 07:01pm
@Mahesh : Why so much interest in Pakistan's media ? I think you have enough problems in your country, pay attention and do something constructive.
Mahesh Apr 09, 2019 07:44pm
@Masood aye masood bhai, reading dawn paper on the net is compulsion now, what's wrong in adopting good things in life? Dawn is best paper in the sub continent .
Archie fan Apr 10, 2019 12:18am
Pakistani dramas are an institution!
Jimmy Apr 10, 2019 01:54am
Welldone Alia! Learn from the best.
Sals Apr 10, 2019 08:02am
@Queen it’s your artists that can’t wait to move to India nor the other way around .
Ali Apr 10, 2019 02:22pm
@Faraz Lol it means you’ve missed quite a few series e.g. Dhuwaan, alfa bravo charlie etc. ZGH is good too.
MA Apr 10, 2019 03:31pm
@Faraz it’s on Netflix
Divakar Apr 11, 2019 06:27pm
@Mahesh :What have been smoking of late?