Yasir Hussain's new web series will make you rethink your friendships

Published 29 Jul, 2017 08:35am

Irfan Ul Haq

Titled Kala Bichu, the series explores jealousy among friends

Yasir is joined by Amna Ilyas in this web series
Yasir is joined by Amna Ilyas in this web series

Yasir Hussain has now set foot into the digital world because "the future is web series".

The Karachi Se Lahore actor will star in a web series about three friends, which has been written, directed and produced by Bilawal Abbasi.

"Bilawal is a very good and old friend of mine," Yasir shared with Images. "Every time he has done a project, I have been a small part of it. This time he is making a web series - I have done theatre, film and TV - and this is completely new for me so I wanted to do it."

Yasir with Bilawal Abbasi
Yasir with Bilawal Abbasi

Yasir explained that the story revolves around three friends who embark on a road trip (not like Karachi Se Lahore, the actor clarified) but they are in search of a kala bichhu (black scorpion). Not literally, though.

"[It's not about] the trend in Pakistan when people used to capture black scorpions from Sindh and sell their venom in the international market," but rather used metaphorically to signify jealousy, use and abuse of friends, and other negativity that surrounds friendships - those traits have been termed kala bichhu in the story.

While no release date has been announced yet, the actor said that there is only one more day of shoot remaining and the film will then go into post production.

Yasir is joined by Abdullah Farhatullah, Amna Ilyas, Ishtiaq Rasul (from theatre). The series is co-produced by Karachi Se Lahore director Wajahat Rauf.