Pakistan’s premier entertainment network HUM Network Limited, organized a meet and greet session with the cast and crew of its upcoming drama serial on complex social issues Sammi recently.
Produced under the banner of MD Productions in association with Centre for Communication Programs Pakistan, SAMMI is penned by the legendary Noor Ul Huda Shah and directed by Saifee Hasan.
The cast of the serial includes Mawra Hocane as lead and industry’s veterans Adnan Siddiqui, Seemi Raheel, Saman Ansari, Rehan Sheikh, Madiha Rizvi, Irfan Khoosat, Nadia Afgan, Bilal Khan and Ahad Raza Mir.
Sammi raises curtain on several social issues such as the heinous crime of ‘wani’, the ignorance of maternal and child healthcare and female inheritance laws. Sammi is the journey of different female characters who rise above traditional and social barriers and find within them the courage to claim their rights and end their silent suffering.
Speaking about the project, Noor Ul Huda Shah said, “It’s an inspiration from my initial works such as Jungle and Marvi.”
Director Saifee Hasan revealed “It was a great challenge for me to be able to use my abilities for a purpose.”
“Entertainment with a purpose is what we need to educate the masses.” said Momina Duraid, Head of MD Productions.
“We are the pioneers of Entertainment Education in Pakistan. Dramas like Aahat and Nijaat addressed social issues through entertainment as did the movie Bol. Sammi has been produced in the same tradition.” explained Dr Atif Ikram Butt, Executive Director for Centre for Communication Programs Pakistan.
The play will go on air on January 29, 2017 on HUM TV.