The hype surrounding ‘Ishq e Laa’ is palpable! Directed by Amin Iqbal and penned down by Qaisra Hayat Sajal, the drama will (presumably) be a romantic thriller featuring the dynamos Yumna Zaidi, Sajal Ali and Azaan Sami Khan. ‘Ishq e Laa’ is set to air on Hum TV on Thursday the 21st of October and fans are already excited for another hit by Momina Duraid Production.
So far, the teasers have hinted at an engaging storyline with strong female leads- Sajal Ali will be an ambitious reporter side-stepping corrupt politicians to get to the truth while Yumnna Zaidi will play the role of a meek girl who dreams big of becoming a doctor. The drama promises dynamic character arcs for both female leads and we’re glad our drama industry is moving away from the stereotypical “bechari” characters. Meanwhile, Azaan Sami Khan is going to be Sajal’s love interest and so far, his debut role seems fairly narcissistic and elitist, but we’re excited to see what he has to offer nonetheless! Other notable cast members include Laila Wasti, Sohail Sameer, Uzma Hassan, Usman Pirzada, Simi Raheel and Adnan Samad who we saw as Gulzar in Ehd e Wafa.
‘Ishq e Laa’ feels like a social commentary on class-divide and female empowerment but only time will tell where the story will take us. However, we know that fans want to know more about the drama before it airs, so FUCHSIA magazine managed to get the inside scoop from director Amin Iqbal! Here are five interesting facts you didn’t know about ‘Ishq e Laa’:
1) The Drama Was Shot In More Than 35 Locations!
2) Yumna Zaidi & Azaan Sami Khan were the first actors to get on board after reading the script
3) The drama will have 2 OSTs! Yes you heard that right!
The first one was sung by Azaan Sami Khan but the second one is yet to be released and we can’t wait to find out more!
4) The name of the drama (‘Ishq e Laa’) isn’t a part of the two title songs, which is uncanny for a Pakistani drama
5) ‘Ishq e Laa’ is filmed using the Arri Alexa Mini – which is normally used for films, so you can bet that the quality will be out of this world!
We hope you found these five facts interesting! If you can’t wait for the 21st of October like us, you should watch our review of the ‘Ishq e Laa’ OST and utilize your time productively ;)!
This article is the collaboration effort of several members of Team FUCHSIA.