How to feel the nostalgic wave? it is like to get the vibrant life again… yeah the new era of PTV Classic Ankahi is going to knock knock in October. Haseena Moin’s Historic Drama Ankahi Will Premier on Theatre in October.
The theatre adaption of writer Hasina Moin’s drama serial Ankahi which took Pakistanis by storm in 1982 is all set to knock out the stage on October 20, 2020. How the classic play with new sensations would hypnotize the viewer’s traffic. JUST WAIT AND WATCH!
Ankahi was one of the Most Beautiful Plays of PTV
Back in 1982, the drama was broadcasted on PTV and became an incredible hit. Ankahi’s star cast included Shehnaz Sheikh, Shakeel Yousuf, Javed Sheikh, Saleem Nasir, Jamshed Ansari, Behroze Sabzwari, Badar Khalil, Qazi Wajid, Azra Mansoor, Khalid Nizami, Arshad Mehmood, Tabassum Farooqui, and Faisal Bilal.
Now Ankahi is ready to leap into 2020, under the direction of Dawar Mehmood of Kopykats Production with veteran actor Sajid Hasan and theatre actor Saqib Sameer will produce the melodic version.
The new version is shortened the 14-episode drama to 90 minutes. Ankahi 2020 was supposed to be launched earlier on March 15, but the date was on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic, and now is ready to be aired in October.
Model-actress Amna Ilyas will play the frisky role of Sana Murad, which was played by senior actor Shehnaz Sheikh in the original serial. It will be Amna’s theatre debut.
Haseena Moin’s Historic Drama Ankahi Will Premier on Theatre in October
Talking to SAMAA Digital on the spin-offs of a press conference held at Karachi Arts Council on Wednesday!
“It’s an extremely difficult role and I feel a little scared. I’m habitual of seeing live audiences in modelling, film premieres and award shows, but sitting continuously on stage for 90 minutes will be a different experience.”
Director Mehmood Whispered his Enthralled Views
“I chose to adapt Ankahi out of other dramas because of Arts Council President Ahmed Shah who longed to pay homage to Hasina Moin. We choose Ankahi since we felt it will have the best impression in theatre.”
Why Haseena Moin gets influenced to transform her play into the Melodic Version?
“The serial is very close to my “ANKAHI”. I even had offers from Indian directors who wanted to make movies from my script, but I turned them down. But I feel Ankahi 2020 fits the requirements of the 80s era and its theatre adaption also matches today’s needs.”
Well, we are enthused to watch the adapted version of Ankahi.