It is Wahaj Ali’s era and we are just living in it. The current heartthrob of all Pakistani drama lovers across the world, Wahaj Ali is clearly at the top of his game. He is enjoying the kind of success and limelight that many actors can only dream of – and deservedly so. One look at Wahaj Ali’s filmography is enough to prove how this man has built his career brick by brick to reach the top. And he’s far from done.
With two dramas on-air and ruling the ratings chart and back-to-back TVCs gracing the TV screens, Wahaj Ali’s presence is akin to the famous Spiderman meme: everywhere I go, I see his face. Well, there’s definitely more of him left to be seen. Still, to the people who are perhaps living under a rock and don’t know the projects Wahaj Ali is a part of, here is a list of the on-going and upcoming projects that feature the hottest thing in Pakistani entertainment industry right now.
Wahaj Ali as Murtasim in Tere Bin
Are you even on the internet if you don’t know what Tere Bin is? The mega popular superhit blockbuster record breaking drama starring Wahaj Ali and Yumna Zaidi is all that any Pakistani drama lover can talk about.
Wahaj Ali as Murtasim is ruling hearts of every romantic who just want a hero like him to sweep them away in real life. The chemistry between Wahaj and Yumna is chemistry-fying like anything and the two have already secured their position in the list of “Most Iconic Jodis of All Time”. The show might not be perfect but Wahaj Ali in it definitely is. Want to fall in love with Wahaj? Just watch him running across a dargah with his pristine white shawl fluttering around him and it will happen within seconds.
Wahaj Ali as Saad in Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha
If Murtasim is the embodiment of an alpha male, Wahaj Ali as Saad is what soft boys are made of. If Murtasim is the stuff of dreams, Saad is what anyone would pray their real-life partners to be like.
Starring alongside Hania Amir and Zaviar Naumaan, Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha is the story of a man who has been in love with a woman all his life and continues to be in love with her regardless of her not reciprocating his love.
Saad pours his heart out in a diary in the form of shayari and locks the diary away so no one can ever witness the intensity of his emotion. Saad would rather be hurt again and again than see his love be in pain. Mujhe Pyaar Hua Tha has turned out to be a messy affair as far as its story and execution is concerned but the fans remain unanimous that Wahaj Ali as Saad is the drama’s saving grace and the reason to tune into it week after week.
Wahaj Ali as Junaid in 22 Qadam
Wahaj Ali is all ready to hit sixers in this upcoming drama series. Taking on a new challenge for himself, Wahaj is all set to play the character of Junaid, a cricketer. But not just any cricketer. A cricketer who also coaches/mentors a team of women cricketers and supports them as they tirelessly work hard to achieve their dreams. Anyone who has followed Wahaj Ali’s career knows how this man always tries to take on characters and stories that he hasn’t done before. Playing a physically demanding role in 22 Qadam will definitely be another feather in Wahaj Ali’s glorious hat. The show will be airing on Green Entertainment which is set to launch this Eid ul Fitr.
Apart from a trashy romance, a melodrama, and a sports drama, Wahaj Ali is set to show his brilliance in a thriller as well! Titled Jurm, this mini-series is set to go on-air on Geo Entertainment after Eid. Wahaj Ali stars in this Mehreen Jabbar directorial alongside Dur-e-Fishan Saleem and Tooba Siddiqui.
The teasers of the drama give no hint about what the story actually is except that it promises to be a nail-biting mystery thriller. Wahaj Ali has talked about his character in Jurm having a “twist” that his previous characters didn’t have. Oooh, sounds really exciting. We are sure Wahaj will leave a memorable mark with this drama as well, despite it being a miniseries.
Untitled Web Series
After conquering TV, Wahaj Ali will also set the OTT screens ablaze. Wahaj stars opposite Sajal Aly in a Zee5 web series that’s written by Bee Gul and directed by Kashif Nisar. The writer-director had previously worked together to give the critically acclaimed hit Raqeeb Se. A powerful duo behind the camera and an equally powerful duo in front of it?
To say there’s palpable hype in the fans regarding this project is understating it. No further details about the web series like its official title and release date have been released but rumors have it that the show might be available for viewing by the end of 2023.
There are reports of another telefilm in the works starring Wahaj Ali and Mehwish Hayat in lead roles. While we do know that the telefilm is directed by Nadeem Baig and produced by See.Prime Productions, the name and story are yet to be revealed. There are, however, some interesting BTS takes making rounds on Instagram.