Netflix’s first Pakistan-themed original to star Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan in lead roles; Sanam Saeed to play key role

Pakistan is all set to get its first Netflix original ‘Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo’ staring Fawad Khan, Mahira Khan, Sanam Saeed alongside other prominent actors from the country, according to Variety exclusive report.

The series is an official adaptation of 2013 bestseller Urdu-language novel of the same name by Farhat Ishtiaq. The main story line revolves around a Harvard Law Student named Sikandar, who experiences a life changing incident and Liza, who is an artist with a troubling past. The story dwells deep as they meet in Italy.

Fawad and Mahira will be seen in the lead characters in the series – an onscreen duo with an immense worldwide fan following due to their performences in the series ‘Humsafar’, which was also an adaptation of Farhat Ishtiaq’s work. The show is also garnering a lot of buzz as Sanam Saeed will also be sharing screen with Fawad Khan; the two fan favourites were last seen in yet another popular Pakistani drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai, back in 2012.

Others key roles of the series will be played by Ahad Raza Mir, Hamza Ali Abbasi), Bilal Ashraf, Maya Ali, Iqra Aziz, Hania Aamir, Khushaal Khan, Nadia Jamil, Omair Rana and Samina Ahmed.

The show will be set across Italy, UK and Pakistan and streaming dates are yet to be announced.

According to Variety, Dubai-based Momina Duraid Films FZ – LLC is producing the series, with Momina Duraid , who has produced famous shows such as ‘Bin Roye’, ‘Chand Tara’ and ‘Fairytale’.  This is not the first time that Ishtiaq is adapting her own novel, in past too she has adapted several of her writings including ‘Humsafar’, ‘Mere Humdum Mere Dost’, ‘Matae Jaan Hai Tu’, ‘Diyar-e-Dil’, ‘Bin Roye’ and ‘Yaqeen Ka Safar’—all had a successful journey on Pakistani television.

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