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1 Dec

Zindagi Gulzar Hai: Episode 1

Positioned as the next Humsafar, Hum TV’s latest drama serial - Zindagi Gulzar Hai - premiered to a fairly strong start tonight. ‘Will it be the next Humsafar?’ was the question on everyone’s mind and it was inevitable to not draw comparisons between the stories and the characters of both serials. Though some basic elements may have appeared similar on the surface, there were enough hints that they would surely diverge as the story evolved. Irrespectively, ZGH has the makings of a riveting show. Can Zindagi Gulzar Hai be the next Humsafar? As an adaptation of Umera Ahmed’s popular novel of the same title, Zindagi Gulzar Hai (just like Humsafar) has a fairy tale factor to it. Kashaf...
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11 Jan

Rock star Romantic

  Love him or hate him, Asher Hussain has made it impossible to ignore Fawad Afzal Khan. (Published in Dawn Images on Sunday, January 1 2012) Portrait exclusively for Dawn by Faisal Farooqui @ Dragonfly It’s impossible to sit across Fawad Khan and not think of Asher Hussain. Or is it the other way around? Humsafar – the hit TV drama playing on Hum TV these days – has all of Pakistan hooked on to Khirad and Asher’s tragic love story and as we sit face to face in Lahore’s Mrs Field’s Cafe it’s difficult to separate the man from the character he plays. The same gait and guarded gaze. The same intensity and ego. Fawad Khan has eyes that can...
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30 Nov

Are you addicted to Humsafar too?

Mahira, Fawad and Naveen in Humsafar It took me a total of ten minutes to get addicted to Humsafar. And since I don't get the time to watch too much telly, the episode I caught was 9, right before the rain scene. I missed Saturday night's episode too so spent last night watching all ten episodes on YouTube. It was a romantic fix, nothing less, and one that continued till 3 am nonstop. God bless my internet connection. I have not read the novel by Farhat Ishtiaq but realize what makes Humsafar, the TV adaptation so addictive. 1. The perfect casting: Mahira has the loveliness and innocence to pull off the character of Khirad. Fawad as Asher has the looks...
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