Ahsan Khan, Sadaf Kanwal and Osman Khalid Butt are the new additions to the cast of Alif.
The drama is being produced by Samina Humayun Saeed and Sana Shahnawaz’s production house Next Level Entertainment and already features stars such as Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly, Kubra Khan and Manzar Sehbai. Alif will be directed by Haseeb Hasan, thus marking the return of the hit trio (Hamza, Haseeb and Next Level Entertainment) that gave us blockbuster hit, Mann Mayal.
The script has been written by the very seasoned Umera Ahmed who has previously given hits like Zindagi Gulzar Hai, Sheherezaat, Daam, Meri Zaat Zara-e-Benishan and Doraha.
“It’s a passion project. It has been beautifully written by Umera Ahmed with all her heart. We can’t wait to share it with the world,” producer Sana Shahnawaz previously said in an exclusive chat with Something Haute. “I always wanted to work with Sajal because she is a fantastic actress. Her role in Alif is tailor-made for her. As for Hamza, we are delighted that he’s always been part of our serials. Kubra again is a brilliant actor and has impressed everyone with her recent performances. And of course, Haseeb is my favourite director.”
Sana also revealed that all the actors will be seen in characters and looks that are very different from their previous works. “I always try to execute fresh ideas and give the audience something they’ve not seen before.”
What’s Alif? We asked her. “Apart from it being the first alphabet, it holds the key to all the mysteries of life. You’ll see how the lives of all the characters are connected with this single alphabet,” Sana replied.
The drama is scheduled for September, this year. It will be shot in Pakistan as well as in Turkey.