Saba Qamar, Farhan Saeed to star in 'Iss Dil Ki Essi Ki Tessi'

The telefilm will be released on Eidul Azha and is cited to be a light-hearted comedy

Ahmed Sarym August 04, 2018

ISLAMABAD: A few days ago, we spotted Saba Qamar and Farhan Saeed on each other's Instagram and wondered what was cooking?

Talking to The Express Tribune, Saba revealed that the duo is all set to share the screen space for the first time in a special Eidul Azha telefilm titled Iss Dil Ki Essi Ki Tessi. 

The Hindi Medium actor said, "Iss Dil Ki Essi Ki Tesi is an Eid-ul-Azha telefilm and a fun project."

"It wasn’t a long-commitment like a drama serial, but more of a one-hour telefilm that serves as a cute, love story and entertainer for the occasion. I don’t want to give away too much, but it has some really exciting twists and a lot of drama as well," added Saba.

This isn't the first telefilm Saba has done this year. She starred in a light-hearted shortfilm, titled Dil Diyan Gallan alognside Zahid Ahmed, which came out on Eidul Fitr.

So why is she opting for telefilms instead of dramas now?

"I like doing comedy as well. I’ve always wanted for it to go on the side. I want all the flavours, I don’t want to cry or be known as a serious performer, or even a film-actor alone. I want to touch every medium; I can’t limit myself," the star commented.

"I want to do it all, which includes telefilms and even if I’m asked to host a show today, I would. Only recently, Dr Younas Butt asked me to do a show for a channel and though it couldn’t shape up, I’m very much open to everything," Saba added.

So how was working with Farhan? "I really enjoyed working with Farhan. Honestly, compared to most of the established heroes we have, he has a lot energy and that is the best thing in an actor," she responded. "His comic timing and delivery are so on-point that you can’t make-out whether he’s a singer first or an actor. Like me, Farhan’s an easy going person, very simple and sweet."

Talking about her on-set experience, Saba shared that this was the first time she didn't have any trouble on the set.

"There were no no diva airs or tantrums, the four-day shoot was a smooth sail. And the director (Ahson Talish) paid a lot of attention to detail, there was great light and the right locations," she said.

"There was this one wedding set I didn’t understand at first, but it was actually apt for the situation and the characters that were involved," the Maat actor continued.

So when will we see Saba next? "I’m almost about to sign the contract of my next serial. I can’t say much, but it’s a Kashf Foundation project, written by Amna Mufti and it goes on floors in October. And it’s absolutely amazing, I’m sure it will be bigger than Baaghi," she said.

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