Some interesting casting choices have dropped just in time for this year’s Independence Day. According to Dawn Images, Sajal Aly, Samiya Mumtaz, and Sundus Farhan will be playing the role of Mader-e-Millat Fatima Jinnah in an upcoming series, portraying different eras of her life.
The writer and director, Danial K Afzal, shared that the series will have three seasons, each having 15 episodes. The timeline of the plot will consist of her life and perspective pre-independence, during the independence, and post-independence. Farhan will be playing the pre-independence version of Fatima Jinnah, while Aly will be playing a major chunk of her life that is during the independence, and Mumtaz will take over the post-independence portrayal.
Afzal also shared that the teaser is ready to be released and the prologue for it will be out on August 14. “The prologue teaser has three scenes, one of Bombay, one of the ’47 train carrying the beheaded corpses and the third when she stood for the elections,” he said.
Speaking of why he felt the need to make a show on the Madar-e-Millat in recent times, he said: “Fatima Jinnah is a figure that has not been touched before and knowing how women-centric stories are sold and taken to a higher esteem in Pakistan, I think she will be creating quite a ripple effect.”
The cast also includes Dananeer Mubeen playing a journalist from Bombay. It is unclear where the show will air at the moment, but Afzal has plans of pitching it to TV channels and OTT platforms. Keep watching this space for more updates on this project.