Maya Ali pens an emotional note for Jo Bichar Gaye costar Wahaj Ali

Maya Ali pens an emotional note for Jo Bichar Gaye costar Wahaj Ali

The actor called the Ehd-e-Wafa star her "favourite person", reminiscing about their journey together.
08 Feb, 2022

It is ultra exciting when your favourite onscreen couple starts interacting in real life and when they're as good friends as Maya Ali and Wahaj Ali, it's worth obsessing over. Maya's recent Instagram dedication for Wahaj has got fans in their feels — rightfully so. Even the Mann Mayal star admitted to getting emotional by the end of it. She penned a long note reminiscing over their bond and their journey together.

"I just want to dedicate this post to my jiggar [dear friend], partner in crime, my favourite person and now my bestest co-actor Wahaj Ali. I can’t believe it’s been more than a decade since we have been baring one other. Jokes apart I must have done something good that we met," she wrote.

The Teefa in Trouble star said she never thought that they'd go such a long way together and become each other's support and strength. "Wajju I am so so so proud of you to see your growth as an artist and become the greatest version of yourself."

Maya described how the Fitoor actor has been such a good friend to her. "You were always there when most of the people left me, you stood up beside me. I know sometimes we don’t talk and get busy in our work but your single message 'tum theek ho [are you okay?]' makes everything perfect."

Maya said Jo Bichar Gaye has a special place in her heart for so many reasons but Wahaj tops them. "Love you loads and now I am getting emotional," she said ending the note.

Addressing her fans, she said "Bas phir aaj ki raat miltey hain 8 baje [Okay then let's meet tonight at 8] only on Har Pal Geo."

Wahaj recently posted about their onscreen ship #SoMi, from the names of their characters Sonia and Rumi, on his Instagram feed as well. He captioned it with, "Thank you for loving #JoBicharGaye and #SoMi. Humbled."

Jo Bichar Gaye is based on the true events that occurred during East Pakistan’s separation in 1971. Loosely based on a book by Colonel Z I Farrukh, it details his experience of the series of events and his time as a prisoner of war. Using a wide lens, it allows for a Bengali view, but then takes a deeper dive by linking the timeline of political failures to the human cost.

The cast includes actors Wahaj, Maya, Talha Chahour, Nadia Jamil, Sajid Shah, Adnan Jaffar and Rana Majid, among others.

The recent passing of the 50th anniversary of the 1971 war has allowed for a spike in interest, with at least three other projects on the war being released in quick succession. The film Khel Khel Mein tried to engage the younger generation on the topic with a story set in the present, while the mini serial Khaab Toot Jatay Hain describes how language and cultural identity became incendiary touch points at Dhaka University. Based on a Pakistani submarine that came under attack during the war, the telefilm Hangor gave an account of the brave sailors that managed to evade enemy warships, and the perseverance of their families.