Alif drama is the production of Epic Entertainment, a production house jointly formed by Sana Shahnawaz and Samina Humayun Saeed. The drama is written by famous novelist Umera Ahmed and it is directed Haseeb Hassan.
Alif drama features Hamza Ali Abbasi, Sajal Aly, Kubra Khan and Ahsan Khan in lead roles. The story of the drama revolves around the journey of a rebellious film-maker (Hamza Ali Abbasi) and a struggling actress (Sajal Aly), both having disturbed pasts.
The story tells the viewers about the journey of both actors [Hamza and Sajal] and how both understand the terminology of the alphabet Alif, the strong bond with God. Most of the shooting for the first few episodes were shot in Turkish city of Istanbul. The shooting is also done in some northern parts of Pakistan.
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Producer Sana Shahnawaz told about the drama in an interview that Alif touches upon the questions you ask yourself; questions about life and what it means.
“You’ll see how the lives of all the characters are connected with this single alphabet,” Sana said.
The director, Haseeb Hassan, who has given some fabulous serials to Pakistan showbiz industry, and recently his movie, Parwaaz Hai Junoon featuring Hamza Ali Abbasi, was praised by film lovers, said that the drama was delayed because of the conflicting schedules of the cast.
“When we talked with them [the cast], Kubra seemed worried. She told me that she has dates fixed already for her other project. She won’t be able to continue with Alif in future,” Haseeb said.
He further said that he wanted Kubra to stay in the cast as she was the perfect fit for the character she was playing. However, he regretted that she had to be removed due to her commitments with other directors.
But social media is on storm with the tweets and posts and fans of Alif are claiming that their favorite Kubra Khan is back on board! Maybe it’s because the actress has been uploading pictures on her Instagram account with #backtoAlif hashtag.
On the other side, few days back, Hamza Ali Abbasi announced that he was leaving showbiz industry to preach Islam. He said that Alif taught him alot about the closeness with God. He wants to walk on the path of Islam now and he won’t be acting in any drama or film in future.