Sang-e-Mah premieres in Karachi

A star-studded affair, the special screening of the first mega episode took place at Nueplex Cinemas, followed by a press conference

By Farheen Abdullah

KARACHI: Drama serial Sang-e-Mah is all set to hit our TV screens from Sunday. January 9. Given the expectations attached with the drama and the hype that has been created, it was only apt that the first episode was premiered on the big screen for media and fans alike. A star-studded event was organized at Nueplex Cinemas, DHA, Karachi where Atif Aslam, Kubra Khan, Hania Aamir and Zaviyar Khan amongst others shared their experienced shooting the serial. Actors like Hira Mani, Nausheen Shah, Mashal Khan and Ali Rehman Khan were also spotted on the premiere night, cheering for their fellow stars.

While most of the team of Sang-e-Mah was present at the venue, it is safe to say that all eyes (and ears) were on Atif Aslam. Marking his television debut, the man made sure to follow the black theme that the team seemed to be following but added his own touch to the look with a shiny silver jacket. Crediting his wife for putting his outfit together, the singer-turned-actor shared that he was not nervous about the screening at all. During the show, the OST of the drama kept reminding us of all that Aslam has achieved as a singer while his performance in the show promised for much more. Recalling his meeting with Momina and Duraid of Momina Duraid Productions at the airport which ultimately led the duo to think of Aslam for the role of Hilmand in Sang-e-Mah, Aslam revealed that it was the script that sold the drama to him. Written by Mustafa Afridi, Sang-e-Mah is almost poetic, a script that Aslam had been waiting for. It took him 17 years to find a script that was worth making his television debut with.

During the press conference, Atif Aslam also thanked the drama industry for trusting him and for giving him the opportunity to play the role of Hilmand. The actor also reflected on how it is important for the industry to welcome newer talent and to open its arms to fresh faces. For him, the way the industry can grow is if artists continue to applaud one another and accept newer artists.


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Hania Aamir, who plays the role of Gulmeenah in the drama showed up at the red carpet in a sleek black dress and shared her excitement for the project. She promised her viewers that the story is going to empower women, crumble misogyny and deal with important issues. Playing the role of a Pathan girl, Aamir revealed that her accent was not easy to grasp at first, but it was something that she worked on and her director, Saife Hassan guided her through. Listening to her costars and learning from their accents also helped her develop her own accent. She jokingly added how her time on set was made easier by the presence of Zaviyar Ejaz who struggled with his accent just as much as his costar did.

The evening came to a close with viewers commending the first mega episode of drama serial Sang-e-Mah which progressed more than most storylines usually do in the first hour or so. Audiences were introduced to all the major characters with all of their personalities established in the first episode, and much to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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