Iconic Pakistani Television drama ‘Tanhaiyan’ will be aired in Saudi Arabia this year and the cast is thrilled to hear this news. Originally aired on PTV in 1985, Tanhaiyaan drama was directed by Shahzad Khalil and written by Haseena Moin. The drama featured veteran actors Shehnaz Sheikh, Marina Khan, Behroze Sabzwari, Badar Khalil, Azra Sherwani, Qazi Wajid, Jamshed Ansari, and Asif Raza Mir.
Behroze Sabwari, who played the role of Qutbutdin in Tanhaiyan, commented on the news of drama being aired internationally, and said: “This news is pure happiness for me and has made me feel very proud,”.
Asif Raza Mir, another main lead actor from the drama who portrayed the character of ‘Zain’, said that: ‘Tanhaiyaan is a timeless classic, and I am sure Saudi audience will enjoy it’.
Tanhaiyaan star Marina Khan, who brought the character of Sanya to life also shared her excitement and views on the drama being dubbed in Arabic and aired in Saudi Arabia. She said: ‘It felt good to know that the TV show and its characters had not been forgotten and appreciated the government for a “good initiative.”
The cultural exchange through a television drama will also be perceived in both countries. We all hope that the drama comes out as a hit in KSA as it was here in Pakistan.