In Dillagi, I play a headstrong girl who doesn’t give a damn: Mehwish Hayat
Mehwish Hayat is one of the most beautiful and popular contemporary actresses of Pakistan. After her resounding success in Jawani Phir Nahi Aani, she and her co-star Humayun Saeed have dared to do what most don’t; return back to drama serials. In an interview with hipinpakistan.com, the two megastars and director Nadeem Baig reveal a little about their characters and the plot of Dillagi, their latest upcoming drama serial.
Mehwish said she was particularly excited about the project and wanted to take a break from shooting but when she saw the character of Anmol, she was instantly drawn to the project.
“Dillagi is very close to my heart. It’s my comeback serial after two and a half years, so it’s definitely special! I was busy doing films and wanted to take some time off, but when Nadeem offered me the character of Anmol, I had to say yes!”
Mehwish also shed light on her character in the movie and said that she played a girl who was headstrong and sort of ziddi.
“My character, Anmol is a dream role for me. She is a headstrong girl, who doesn’t give a damn. She is very much inspired by her father, who stood up for the rights of people. Anmol has a soft corner at the same time, but is egoistic, a bit ziddi. She basically has a lot of dimensions to her, but I can’t reveal anything else as the design and the story would evolve with every episode,” she said.
Humayun, on the other hand, has a contrasting character to that of Mehwish’s, as he plays a relatively cool person.
My character is of a very mellow person. Very cool-minded in his life, but when it comes to his work, you’ll see him in a totally opposite avatar. So, he can get incredibly aggressive, but at the same time has a balance in life. There are lots of layers in the character, so I had fun playing him!
Director Nadeem Baig said him and his team developed the story of the drama serial while JPNA was being filmed.
“My drive are the characters and the script. Basically me and Faiza Iftikhar (the writer) developed this story while Jawani Phir Nahi Ani was being shot,so it was all pre-planned. Faiza wrote it beautifully and then Humayun and I have a good working relationship, so it was working on something incredibly exciting. Everybody on set became a family and everyone is even more excited than me. The actors were actually looking forward to the shoot and the same happened with Pyaare Afzal. We all thoroughly enjoyed our time together,” he said.