Zhalay co-stars with Aijaz Aslam in the drama.
Zhalay co-stars with Aijaz Aslam in the drama.

Zhalay Sarhadi has given many notable performances and her new drama serial, Qismat seems equally promising.

The actor is playing Mehreen, an introspective woman, hailing from a middle-class background in the upcoming Ice Media production.

"Mehreen has had an unfavourable life," Zhalay explains, "She is constantly juggling problems related to marriage, motherhood and life itself. It's this very struggle which pushes the story forward in Qismat. She battles for love and acceptance from her family and the story revolves around their deceit."

Zhalay believes her character will "resonate well" with desi women who love everyone but forget to love themselves. We all know desi women can sometimes be selfless to a fault. Love yourselves ladies, the relationship you have with yourself sets the tone for every relationship you have.

Qismat is slated for Express TV. The drama is scripted by Salma Younus and directed by Musawwir Khan while production comes from the versatile actor Aijaz Aslam himself, who Sarhadi was all praise for. "I have worked with Aijaz many times but this is my first time working for his production house and my experience has been fantastic so far," she shared.

Apart from Zhalay, the drama also features Aijaz Aslam, Mariam Tiwana, Laiba Khan, Faraz Farooqui, Ilsa Hareem, Sabeha Hashmi, Rana Shabir, Tariq Jameel, Rubina Arif, Zulqarnain Hyder, Humaira Zahid, and Sabahat Bukhari.

A release date hasn't been announced yet.