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Sarmad Khoosat: I Have Tried To Do Justice To This Epic Lovestory

Zee Theatre's latest new offering titled Yaar Julahay has acclaimed Pakistani director Sarmad Khoosat reading Qurratulain Hyder's classic short story Nazzarah Darmyan Hai in its second episode.

This time around the acclaimed Pakistani film maker and actor Sarmad Khoosat is going to be seen reading the classic short story titled Nazzarah Darmyan Hai by Qurratulain Hyder in Zee Theatre’s show Yaar Julahay and speaking about same, Sarmad Khoosat says I have tried to do justice to this epic lovestory.

In his recent interview whilst speaking about the classic short story and much more, Sarmad Khoosat says I have tried to do justice to this epic lovestory.

Opening up on why the story Nazzarah Darmyan Hai by Qurratulain Hyder is really close to his heart, Sarmad Khoosat says I have tried to do justice to this epic lovestory.

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The acclaimed director and actor reads Qurratulain Hyder’s classic short story ‘Nazzarah Darmyan Hai’ in Zee Theatre’s offering, Yaar Julahay.

Qurratulain Hyder’s classic short story Nazzarah Darmyan Hai is close to the heart of renowned director and actor Sarmad Sultan Khoosat who features in the second episode of Zee Theatre’s ‘Yaar Julahay,’ a series of dramatic readings. Sarmad says, “Nazzarah Darmyan Hai conveys a lifetime of longing and is an ode to love and loss. I am truly fortunate that I got to read it for audiences around the world”.

Hyder was a Sahitya Academy, Jnanpith and Padma Bhushan awardee and a trailblazing Urdu novelist, short story writer, academic and journalist. In ‘Nazzarah Darmyan Hai’, she has woven together class differences, societal norms, economic needs and unwanted compromises that force lovers to let go of each other and deviate from what they want. The episode will be screened on Dish TV D2H Rangmanch Active throughout this week.

Revealing more details on same, Sarmad says, “The story has an expansive plot, a lot of drama, a flash-forward, a flashback, many characters and a scale that is almost epic. The team and I have tried to do justice to this love story where the writing brings an entire era alive”.

In order to reflect the narrative’s period and milieu, an opulent set of a Parsi home was created complete with a grand piano that had to be carted from another city. Sarmad was also styled to perfection to look like someone who has been abroad and is impeccably fashionable and recalling about it he shares, “During the shoot, I had to make sure that beneath the many layers of my elegant clothing, my mike caught my voice and narration perfectly”.

Nostalgic musical interludes were also interspersed throughout the reading and speaking about same, Sarmad shares, “I got to sing Harry Belafonte’s ‘Jamaica Farewell,’ danced to a Beatles song, and even rendered Baba Farid’s immortal words, ‘Kaga sab tan khaaiyo chun chun khaiyo maas.’ The music helped me express all the emotions that the writing evoked”.

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