Sanam Baloch to star in Sarmad Khoosat's Defence Day telefilm
Sanam Baloch to star in Sarmad Khoosat's Defence Day telefilm

Sanam Baloch to star in Sarmad Khoosat's Defence Day telefilm

The telefilm will be aired on Urdu1 and will depict the life of Marium Mokhtar.
Updated Jul 26, 2016 03:54pm

After having spent three long years doing the same routine of morning shows with all their glitz, glamour and gossips, the Dastaan and Dur-e-Shehwar famed actress, Sanam Baloch is geared up for an impactful comeback in the acting scene with Urdu 1's collaborative project with the Pakistan Air Force.

Directed by filmmaker extraordinaire, Sarmad Khoosat, produced by Nina Kashif, and written by acclaimed writer, Umera Ahmed – whose novels, Maat, Zindagi Gulzar Hai and Digest Writer, have been turned into some of the highest rated drama serials - , the telefilm pays homage to Marium Mukhtiar - the first woman fighter pilot of Pakistan to die in the line of duty.

#SanamBaloch to portray fighter pilot, #MariumMukhtiar (late) in her comeback telefilm!

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Hinting for further details on the project, HIP got in touch with Khoosat, who chose to keep the plot under wraps but expressed his eagerness to work with Sanam Baloch and entering a whole new boundary as a director.

"Sanam (Baloch) and I haven't worked together, so it is quite exciting to be able to explore her as an artist, since I really admire her as an actress" Khoosat commented.

The shoot will begin this month, whereas the telefilm will be aired on Urdu1 as a Special Defence Day telefilm on the 6th of September.

"I have also never shot with planes, so that is something I'm looking forward to. And above all, it is about honouring our hero and we desperately are in need of heroes," He added.

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On Tuesday 24 November 2015, Mariam Mukhtiar and Squadron leader Saqib Abbasi were on their routine operational training mission when their plane crashed near Kundian, Punjab. While Abbasi had minor injuries, Mukhtiar passed away. She graduated in the engineering department for the Pakistan Air Force and remains an inspiration for all in Pakistan.