Last year, it was announced that Ayeza Khan and Osman Khalid Butt will be sharing the screen once again after being coupled for the first time in 2013, in HUM TV’s Ramzan play. Titled ‘Chupke Chupke’, it was being written by Saima Akram Chaudhry, who also wrote the popular drama ‘Suno Chanda‘, and directed by Danish Nawaz. Unfortunately, due to the country-wide lockdown back in March 2019, the team couldn’t continue the shoot leaving the audience dismayed, who was looking forward to it.
Now, a year later, fans of both actors can rejoice as the drama is set to premiere on HUM TV from the first of Ramzan. The channel released its teasers recently and here’s what they revealed.
In the first teaser, upon being asked what kind of girl would be his ideal, Osman replies that she should be a bookworm, passionate about literature, sophisticated, and graceful. Meanwhile, in the background, Ayeza Khan’s character was being introduced, who was entirely the opposite of Osman’s ideal woman. His mom quips that she’ll have to bring a girl like that from NASA’s library. Arsalan Naseer of the CBA (Comics by Arsalan) fame, who’s making his debut with the drama, says to Osman that maybe it’s not in their destiny to get married. The second teaser focused more on Arsalan’s character, who seems to be struggling with his love life as well.
Osman Khalid Butt’s last appearance on screen was in ‘Ehd-e-Wafa‘ while Ayzea Khan’s last appearance was in ‘Meharposh‘. While Osman has shown the audience his comedic side many times, this might be one of the very few appearances of Ayeza Khan in a cheerful and lively avatar, which makes the drama even more interesting. And although this is Arsalan’s first drama, judging from the teasers, he already has a firm grip on his character.
The playwright, Saima, earlier revealed in an interview that the drama is about a man with two wives who do not get along. But unlike other stories with two wives, this one has been dealt with in a comedic manner. She further added that she has tried to keep it different from ‘Suno Chanda‘ but her writing and style of comedy are still there and hopes the audience enjoys this narrative as well.
Meera Sethi, Asma Abbas, Hira Soomro, Muhammad Qavi Khan, Tarah Mahmood, Sidra Nizazi, Farhan Ally Agha, Ali Safina, and Aimen Saleem round out the cast of ‘Chupke Chupke‘. With such a power-packed and fun cast, this play promises to provide some much-needed respite from the monotonous dramas that different channels air throughout the year.