Hadiqa Kiani, Omair Rana and Aashir Wajahat’s upcoming drama Pinjra is an ode to the late Asma Nabeel

Published 18 Sep, 2022 01:15pm

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Written by Nabeel, the show is about parenting and the responsibility of raising a child.

<p>Photo: ARY Digital/YouTube</p>

Photo: ARY Digital/YouTube

Upcoming drama Pinjra, starring Hadiqa Kiani, Omair Rana and Aashir Wajahat, honours late screenwriter Asma Nabeel’s work who also wrote scripts for dramas such as Khuda Mera Bhi Hai and Khaani. The show’s plotline deals with the subject of parenting.

On Sunday, Rana shared the teaser on his Instagram account captioned, “Nothing is greater than the responsibility of raising a child. Here we go. Bismillah. The next one to hit the air soon.”

He added that it was an ode to Nabeel with the help of a great ensemble cast that includes Kiani, Sunita Marshall, Wajahat, Zhalay Sarhadi and “more of the greats” to be revealed in other teasers, “especially the lovely kids”.

The show is directed by Najaf Bilgrami and produced by Shazia Wajahat under the banner of Showcase Productions. The first look at the drama introduces the family and the voiceover by Kiani seems to suggest that though all kids are supposed to be equal in their parent’s eyes, it doesn’t always end up being that way. And despite the mother wanting her kids to fulfil their dreams unlike herself, there is visible tension in the family as there’s screaming, smashing things and discord around the end of the clip.

Wajahat also shared the teaser on her Instagram account and wrote, “Bismillah. In the loving memory of our beautiful friend Asma Nabeel. Pinjra coming soon.. A Showcase Production.”

The producer stated that this show has been made with a lot of love and hard work. “Everyone involved, from the cast and the entire team, gave their heart and soul to this serial.. The message in the play is a strong one and we hope that we are able to convey it across in a positive way,” she added, tagging the team.

She concluded by addressing the late filmmaker and said, “Hope we make you proud and smile up there Asma as I remember how passionate you were about this and kept writing till the end.. Miss you.”