Comedian Shafaat Ali is getting serious for his new role in Nayhar Ka Mazhar

Published 12 Nov, 2021 12:30pm

Irfan Ul Haq

His new drama is a story about dowry and stars Saboor Aly, Areeba Habib and Osama Tahir, among others.

Comedian Shafaat Ali is switching gears and his newest project will feature him in a very serious role, one he hopes will surprise his fans.

He made his drama debut in 2017 with Romeo weds Heer and his film debut with 2018's Parwaaz Hai Junoon but now he's moving on to more serious fare with his latest project Nayhar Ka Mazhar on Hum TV.

It’s a serious play, a serious character, he told Images. "I’m pretty hopeful that people will find serious work very different with my face and my acting," he said.

The story is about dowry and three families, he explained. His costars are Saboor Aly, Areeba Habib, Osama Tahir, Munazza Arif, Rabia Noreen, Saima Qureshi, Farhan Ali Agha, Anamta and Omar Alam.

The drama has been written by Soofia Khurram and directed by Ali Hassan, of Meri Gurya fame.

The team is currently still shooting and hopes to wrap up by mid December.

"The work environment is amazing. I am lucky to work around people who are filled with positivity and the gaps between the scenes are like our laughter therapy sessions," Ali said.