Speaking at a press conference at JW Marriott in Mumbai last evening,
Humayun said, "I have been to India many times and seen quite
a bit of Indian television. I thought that Nausheen and Aamna are
two of the most beautiful and talented artistes India has. Hence,
we cast them as our two heroines of the serial. Both have an equally
Ali Sardar with Humayun Saeed
While Aamna's role requires a lot of dancing skills (she plays
a dancer), Nausheen's character would require some histrionics.
Ana (The Ego) is the story of a man who is an autocrat and
repents only after everyone in his family has left him in old age.
"Ana is a family drama," said Nausheen. "I
play the role of this young girl Madeha who is from a humble background.
She is wooed by the son (Humayun) of a business tycoon who leaves
his father and his riches to marry her. There is also this track
of the father-son relationship."
Shariff with Humayun Saeed
Talking about her sentimental attachment towards the serial and
its cast Aamna said, "Nausheen started crying when the shooting
was over. And I did not have the courage to say bye to everyone,otherwise
even I would not have been able to hold back my tears."
Speaking to indiantelevision.com, Humayun said that he was
very impressed with the gloss and the look which Indian serials
had. "Indian serials have higher production values than our
serials have," he said. "I am planning another serial
titled Pehchan with Juhi Parmar (Kumkum- Pyara Sa Bandhan)
in the lead, plus I might come in as a co-producer for a venture
starring Divya Dutta which would probably have Sangeeta Ghosh too,"
he further added.
The media briefing was also attended by the likes of director Mahesh
Bhatt (who is planning an Indo-Pak film) and Anil Sharma (special
guests) who made the jingoistic Gadar- Ek Prem Katha.
Bhatt said that the medium of movies and television can go a long
way in bridging the Indo-Pak gap. "There is nothing that aan
cannot do if he wants to. The dreams may be lofty but let us give
legs to those dreams," he said in his inimitable style.
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