Zindgi new show ‘Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam’

Prembabu Sharma

Slated to be the blockbuster of the year, Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam is a treatise on life’s most precious emotion…love! Unfiltered, raw and something that leaves you wanting for more! Zindagi, India’s No. 1 Premium Channel, promises to showcase this beautiful emotion in its purest form. Premiering on March 23rd 2015 at 8 PM and set in the 1940s, Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam is a heart-wrenching love story that depicts the myriad emotions that people went through then and how love triumphed amongst them all.

There are very few shows that can leave you mesmerized and this timeless masterpiece is one of them. The well-defined characters and the authenticity of the screenplay make this show visually appealing and intriguing. Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam marks the return of heartthrob Fawad Khan yet again to Zindagi as the adoring lover – Hasan. He is paired opposite the charming & talented Sanam Baloch, essaying the role of Bano. It also features an ensemble of legendary and popular actors including Samina Peerzada, Ahsan Khan, Saba Qamar and Mehreen Raheal amongst a host of others.

Commenting on the launch of Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam, Priyanka Datta, Business Head, Zindagi, said,“Showcasing stories that bind hearts is our aim with every show that we launch on Zindagi. Very few television shows have the enduring impact of Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam. The show has beautifully dealt with the intricate emotions of love and separation and the poignancy showcased in the drama resonates even today. It is a never-seen-before portrayal of the essence of true love and we are sure that our audiences will enjoy it.”

Connecting from Lahore, the director of Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam, Haissam Hussaim and celebrated actor, Ahsan Khan who plays the role of Saleem, interacted with the media. Commenting at the exclusive preview screen, Ahsan Khan said, “Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam is a period drama set in very troubled times in the history of India and Pakistan. I play the character of Bano’s brother Saleem, who believes that the nation should not be divided. I think the reason this show was a huge hit was because each and every character in the show has been very well defined and equal care was taken while casting and that is what did justice to this beautiful story. It’s a story that depicts myriad emotions that people went through then and how love triumphed amongst them all. I wish viewers in India appreciate this show for the pure masterpiece that it is.”

Waqt Ne Kiya Kya Haseen Sitam stimulates the heart, stirs the soul, lifts the spirit and pricks the conscience. Love blossomed between Hasan and Bano even as the riots and bloodshed followed the decisive moment in history. Hasan & Bano come together at the wedding of Hassan’s aunt Suraiya (played by Saba Qama) with Bano’s elder brother Saleem (played by Ahsan Khan). Fawad and Sanam give their most flawless performances as they get into the skin of their characters.

The story traces their journey from the time they fall in love to the time that they get engaged and then, their worlds start to fall apart. The show highlights the fact that life is not always what is seems to be and reality & hope, although entwined, have starkly different outcomes when fate intervenes. The star crossed lovers are separated by the turmoil around them and torn away from the ones they love. Faced with the harshest situations during their separation, Hasan & Bano finally reunite in a new world which is completely different from the world that they once thought was heaven.

The show has several prestigious awards to its name and promises an intense plot, memorable dialogues and stupendous performances. It’s definitely a must-watch for all ages.