Another great project, Mann Mayal, is on its way from the makers of Diyar-e-Dil, Haseeb Hasan and Hum TV.
The drama has a lot of significant factors to look forward to – it is Hamza Ali Abbas next serial after Pyare Afazal, Sana Shahnawaz’s first production venture, and has Ayesha Khan, Maya Ali, and Gohar Rasheed all working together for the first time and that too never seen in characters before.
The above reasons were enough to make me excited to visit the drama set situated in the posh locality of Khayaban-e-Tanzeem. While we entered the lavish bungalow, the stunning Ayesha Khan was busy talking to the director Haseeb Hasan. After a brief introduction with the HIP team, they got ready for the first shoot of the day.
As soon as the director ordered to begin the shoot, I noticed a remarkable change in Ayesha Khan’s attitude – the girl who was laughing and enjoying a moment ago was in character mode doing an intense scene and she did it all in a blink of an eye. It was something one could expect from an acting maven only.
Written by Samira Fazal, the drama is expected to be next big thing coming from Haseeb Hasan and after visiting his set, now I know why his work stood out from all the others; being a perfectionist, he went into the details of everything. the shoot started with the name of Allah and to keep them cast in the constant loop of how they were doing, he showed captured visuals to them time and again.
While the director was busy in making arrangements for the next scene we quickly rushed to Ayesha Khan who was looking drop dead gorgeous in a peach eastern attire. We talked to the pretty lady about her role in the serial.
“I play Jeena and my role is the surprise element in the drama. She is the game changer of the play. I opted for this role because she is not a typical damsel in distress which I think I have done umpteen times; instead she is needy for love. She gives unconditional love to others and expects the same for herself,” the actress said.
Khan also said that her on-screen character was related to her real persona too in many ways.
“She is somebody I can relate to really well because I don’t think I am needy for love, but I am very emotional and the only thing which give me happiness in life is the feeling of unconditional love,” she said.
Ayesha Khan and Haseeb Hasan have given several hits together including Geo’s award winning serial Bol Meri Machali and Tum Ho Ka Chup. When we asked her about her equation with the director she had this to say:
“Haseeb is a perfectionist which I love. He is very particular about the details and looks into even the minute things on the sets– from wardrobe, characterization, to the look and everything, which I enjoy a lot being an actor,” she said.
We also spoke to Ayesha Khan and Maya Ali’s make-up artist, Babar Zaheer on the set. He told us about the different looks he had given to both the leading actress.
“I have to literally work hard on Mano (Maya Ali) as she has attained four different get-up in the serial. We experimented with different hair styles like long hair and shoulder length wavy cut with nude make-up. You will see Jeena (Ayesha Khan) sporting cool twisted hairstyles with glowing make-up during the play,” he said.