Titled Tajdeede Wafa, the drama is produced by Momina Durraid, directed by Ilyas Kashmiri and written by Sameera Fazal. This will be Navin’s third project with Ilyas Kashmiri, her last project Kuch Na Kaho being with him as well.
According to Navin, Tajdeede Wafa is about family values. It’s about how parents influence their children by making an example of the kind of relationship they have with each other, and how it affects the kids’ relationships once they are adults. It’s about the sacrifices that come with love and how far someone can go just to make a relationship work. It’s a bittersweet story with plenty of laugh out loud moments and how true it is when it’s said kids are a reflection of their parents.”
The Humsafar actor added about her character, “I play Neha. She is an independent working woman with a practical and no-nonsense approach to life. She is witty, hard working and sassy and her family is very important to her.
“What I like about her is that she is very strong, slightly bossy, is in no way doormat and believes that if two people aren’t getting along they should amicably part ways. The biggest obstacle she is facing is that she and the man she has married out of love doesn’t seem to be putting any work into their marriage and she feels the burden of it entirely. Yet, to their family they seem to be the picture perfect example of how a husband and wife should be.”
“The experience has been a good one so far as it’s a fun cast. We have been shooting in Islamabad and still have another spell to go.”
Verna actor Haroon Shahid revealed that apart from Navin, the cast would also include Ahmed Ali, Ainy Jaffri, Abid Ali and Laila Zuberi.
“Ahmed Ali and I are playing brothers in the drama. I’m enjoying working on it but after doing a film, I’ve realised that drama is much more difficult and way more demanding,” said Haroon.
He added about the drama, “Its a very different story. There’s no saas bahu story or any love triangle or rectangle either. There are a lot of stories in parallel, with basis for all of them being the importance of wafa or loyalty in your life.”
Tajdeede Wafa will air on Hum TV in September.