Television and stage veteran SaniaSaeed is one of the most outspoken actresses when it comes to the misogynistic depictions of women.
But Saeed is ecstatic about her upcoming role in MorMahal.
“This is the weirdest thing I have ever done!”Saeed enthuses. “I play an oracle!”
An oracle is an entity that parlayed prophecies delivered from a divine source, a type of character that has never been envisioned, let alone portrayed on Pakistani television.
Pakistani television is riddled with female characters that are shown to be indubitably dependent on the men in their lives. But Saeed gleefully relates that her character in MorMahal is not buoyed by such draconian limitations.
“I tried to bring something new to the table. My voice, my mannerisms- everything is different.” Saeed explained.
“My character is so different from the rest because she doesn’t look, act or dress like any of the other women of this world. I had no restrictions on how to portray her. ”
MorMahal is a ‘once-upon-a-time’, plot driven story with costume, drama, music, glitz and glamour that boils down to human relationships.
MorMahal has also been named as Pakistan’s most expensive television series after GEO TV’s Bashar Momin.
A 40 episodic period drama/fantasy serial, Mor Mhal conceptualized by Imran Aslam; written by legendary poet and writer Sarmad Sehbai; produced by Babar Javed, and directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat soon to be aired on GEO TV.