Inspired by Faiz’s poem, “Raqeeb Se” is the brainchild of the iconic duo as it is written by Bee Gul and directed by Kashif Nisar.
Recently Iqra Aziz posted on Instagram which indicated that the shoot for one phase of the drama had wrapped:
“Schedule over! Jumping with joy for its now time to have some fun and enjoy holidays👏🏻 Thank you, #Lahore – you’ve been very kind.
#north see you soon”
“We are done with fifty percent of it, and fifty percent is left,” the director told.
The serial is expected to air by either the end of December or the start of January.
Recently director Kashif Nisar also received much praise as his drama “Inkaar” claimed much praises from the audience. And judging by the socially powerful content and amazing performances of the actors in his previous projects, Kashif Nisar will not fall short even on his latest project and it is going to be worth the hype as the writer and director duo take a different yet interesting turn.
“It was a deliberate thought-out decision,” says the writer. “I convinced myself that I do not have to write another issue-based serial, for we seem to have amplified and unwillingly exploited social issues by presenting them inconsistently for ratings.
The subjects have lost their sensitivity as a result and do not come as hard-hitting narratives anymore.
Therefore, I decided to go for something that is equally important, equally meaningful and maybe equally ignored as well, and the sentiment of love came to my mind. This is how Raqeeb Se happened.”
“It came to me in complete form, unlike most of the times in which the writer and director are working together on a project,” he said. “Bee Gul wrote it on her own and it was when it got finished that it reached me, and it is admirable like all of her works.”
Praising the director, Bee Gul told that she was posted on each and every direction Nisar was set on taking with her story.
Raqeeb Se will cast Noman Ejaz, Sania Saeed, Iqra Aziz, Saqib Sameer and Hadiqa Kiani, whose debut serial this will be.