Samina Peerzada to star with Om Puri

Samina Peerzada will act opposite Indian film star Om Puri in a co-produced drama serial, sources told Daily Times on Thursday.

Sources said Ms Peerzada signed the 13-episode serial and would play lead role opposite Mr Ompuri. According to reports, serial producer Humanyun Saeed has requested Ms Peerzada to perform in the serial written by Karachi-based writer Seema Ghazal. The name of the serial has not yet been decided, however, it revolves around the story of a family settled in Dubai.

Sources said the shooting would take place in Dubai. Among other artistes from Pakistan, Sania Saeed has also been offered a role in the serial but she has not yet confirmed her participation, sources added. Mr Saeed will also perform in the serial, however the names of Indian artistes except Mr Om Puri are not yet confirmed.

Contacted Ms Peerzada said it was her very first serial with Indian artistes. She hoped it would be a good experience and that actors from both sides would learn from each other. She said the serial would be directed by S Suleman, whose film Baji earned a lot of fame starring Nayyer Sultana and Zeba. She said she would leave for Dubai in February.

To a question, Ms Peerzada said she would be leaving to India in near future to discuss her upcoming film with Mahesh Bhatt. Mr Bhatt will write the film.

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