The drama is the one where Sonya Hussain will famously play a schizophrenic. Watch the teaser below and witness the diverse story coming our way:
Sami Khan shared the second teaser on her Instagram, saying: “BISMILLAH…
Presenting the second teaser of the upcoming drama serial #Saraab featuring talented Sonya Hussyn & Sami Khan ! !”
Sonya Hussyn shared the teaser poster for the upcoming drama:
The drama is the story of a schizophrenic patient (Sonya Hussyn) and her lover (Sami Khan) and the innumerable obstacles and difficulties faced by them both due to this disease.
Coming to the screen is Sonya Hussyns take on a character who suffers from schizophrenia, and Hussyn hopes to educate people about how much people are as much human as everyone else and need to be cared for.
She went on to reinstate the impact of her role in such a serial, “What we choose to show on television can influence impressionable minds as they give in to the world that we create for them. So, for about two months, the makers kept in touch with me about my training which gave me the confidence that I can pull this off.”
She shared, “It is entire documentation from diagnosis, to treatment and to potential recovery. It is basically the story of a seemingly ‘normal’ girl in a normal setting, who has symptoms of schizophrenia that people around her are unable to recognise.”
“I play a victim of this disease,” Hussyn added, “the woman enduring it disconnects from reality and undergoes delusions – which, as they aggravate, turn into hallucinations as well.” When asked about the purpose of the project Hussyn said:
“It is trying to normalise the condition. Since we openly acknowledge diabetes and illnesses of other organs, we need to also realise that there’s little to no discourse surrounding mental illnesses.”
She went on to add, with statistics, “Every fifth person out of a hundred is schizophrenic in Pakistan, as opposed to DID which is comparatively rare. I think there’s also a myth that we cannot help these people because the illnesses are permanent, but they can very much be treated.
Schizophrenia is a combination of genetic imbalances, abnormal occurring of brain chemicals sometimes due to malnutrition, one’s surroundings, societal pressures among other causes. But it is very much curable through communication and medication,” the actor reassured.
Her reason for taking up such a character is a simple one, as she explained,” I want to enjoy every character I take up, which is why each of them has been such unorthodox.”
“Saraab” is coming makers of Ishq Zah-e-naseeb & Pyar Ke Sadqay.
The serial is produced by Moomal Entertainment & MD Productions and is directed by Mohsin Talat and written by Edison Idrees.
The serial stars Sami Khan, Sonya Hussyn, Auranzeb Laghari, Farida Shabbir, Ghana Ali, Nazish Jehangir, Sajid Shah & Others.
Both Sami Khan and Sonya Hussyn have worked on projects before and famous for their chemistry. The drama will soon air on HUM TV and the details will roll out likewise.