Even though she has been away from all the limelight for quite some time now, Shehnaz Sheikh’s is a name that needs no introduction. Having won the hearts of many in Pakistan and around the world with her acting prowess in cult classics and evergreen dramas namely ‘Tanhaiyaan’ and ‘Ankahi’ amongst a number of others, Shehnaz Sheikh, became one of the most acclaimed and successful actresses in the country.
Shehnaz Sheikh was cast by Shoaib Mansoor and Mohsin Ali for the drama ‘Ankahi‘. Following her success as an actress, Shehnaz Sheikh ventured into hosting and direction as well and left a mark. After her successful television career, Shehnaz Sheikh bade goodbye to showbiz in the mid-1990s and has since been retired. Though she was seen giving interviews on certain occasions.
Whereas legendary actress, Marina Khan on the other hand kept her feet grounded in the field and has appeared in dozens of dramas and films. She took a break for few years from screens as an actor and returned with a sequel to her popular serial ‘Tanhaiyaan’ titled ‘Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay’. Her brilliance in her craft was quite evident when her directorial series ‘Aayegi Baraat’ did wonders in the viewership charts with four consecutive seasons and a telefilm. Apart from fiction, Marina Khan has been part of several reality talk shows including her Morning Show ‘Marina Mornings’.
A Surprise For All Shehnaz Sheikh and Marina Khan Fans
It seems like Shehnaz Sheikh and Marina Khan fans are in for a big treat this Eid. Although Shehnaz Sheikh led a very successful television career, Shehnaz Sheikh has stayed away from the screens for quite some time. However, she is now making an appearance on television this Eid again with Asim Yar Tiwana’s talk show ‘Star & Style’ aired on PTV. She has previously appeared on the show individually in 2015 but this year, it will be with Marina Khan.
Shehnaz Sheikh, herself, did the same-titled magazine show on PTV back in the 90s. The show covered drama fashion film and food and with Asim Yar Tiwana’s show, the star will be revisiting the same program. It will be exciting to see both esteemed stars come together after 35 years.
Shehnaz Sheikh and Marina Khan, who played the evergreen roles of Zara and Sunya in ‘Tanhaiyaan’, will be seen reminiscing the ’80s and the classic dramas of Pakistan, the duo has been a part of, in ‘Star & Style’ this Eid.
The host, Asim Yar Tiwana told Galaxy Lollywood: “Growing up in the 80s and 90s, I have seen these two legends on-screen. It is a dream come true for me to see these two come together on my show and be able to work with them.”
The Celeb Reaction
It’s not only the audience that is excited to see Shehnaz Sheikh and Marina Khan together on screen after three and a half decades. The celeb brigade in Pakistan has also been sharing their uncontained excitement on social media.
Actresses Mahnoor Baloch and Zainab Qayyoum couldn’t keep their excitement in check after Asim Yar Tiwana shared pictures from behind the scenes of his show.
Actor Imran Abbas, who will also feature in ‘Star & Style’ as a guest wrote: “What a memorable moment to be with the two icons together.. The ladies who wrote their names in the history of Pakistani drama through their unmatched performances in “Ankahi”, “Tanhaiyyan” and “Dhoop Kinaray” in every true sense. The two living legends, the two powerhouses of talent Shehnaz Sheikh and Marina Khan. Thankyou @asimyar for this amazing evening,” while sharing a picture on Instagram.
Mahira Khan also gushed with excitement when Marina Khan shared a picture of herself and Shehnaz Sheikh on her Instagram.
Even Ayeza Khan seemed excited to witness the reunion on screen.
The show will also have a number of A list celebrities gracing it as guests, including superstars Javed Sheikh and Shakeel in one frame, heartthrob Imran Abbas and also the legend Maria Wasti. ‘Star & Style’ will air on the first day of Eid on PTVHome at 9.10 pm. It will be exciting to see the two legends’ camaraderie after so long.