Zee Theatre will release noted director and producer Kanwal Khoosat’s teleplay ‘Gidh’ on 28 February 2021 on Airtel Spotlight. The premise for the same will centre around two female leads who come across one another and share the sorrows of their life in this male-dominated society. The play will star Sana Jafri and Rasti Farooq in the lead roles along with Adeel Afzal also in a crucial role as Saleema.
As the plot unfolds, both the women share the trials of their respective lives which they had to undergo because of the same man – Junaid, Salma’s brother, and Saleema’s husband. Together, they decide to do put an end to their suffering. What in fact transpires changes one of their lives forever, but not in a predictable way.
Sana says, “Working with Kanwal has been definitely the best experience of my life because she brought out the creative aspects in me that I didn’t even know could translate onto the screen. Each line that Kanwal wrote had two or more meanings and it was tough to express them all without actually saying what the character was going through.”
The teleplay format, she says, was tricky because she is a trained theatre actor but Kanwal blended the two genres and translated them harmoniously for the small screen.
Kanwal also helped her to push her creative boundaries. Sana adds, “We rehearsed the teleplay just like we do in theatre and that process was very helpful. Also, the fact that we were a team of five women helped. Whenever we got stuck creatively, our art director, Kanwal, myself, Rasti, and our assistant shared our real-life experiences with each other which helped us to move forward. This exchange made it easy for us to relate to the experiences of Saleema and Salma and to embody them. This ensemble of five amazing women who had so much to share with each other really helped me as an actor.”