According to a report in Tehran Times, a group of professionally trained Pakistani voice actors have been asked to dub for an Iranian TV series ‘The House without Birds’ and two telefilms ‘Bitter Soup’ and ‘Main Principle’. The House without Birds is a 32-part family melodrama that was aired on the Tehran Channel. Bitter Soup is produced by Channel Two and it tells of police operations hunting down drug traffickers. Main Principle is about a financial partnership of two friends one of whom is killed during a struggle.
These projects will be broadcast by the Urdu service of Sahar, an international Iranian TV network, and will be shown here in Pakistan through satellite. According to the head of the Urdu department of Sahar TV, Davud Eskandari, Sahar TV has different dubbing groups in Tehran, Qom, Mumbai and Karachi that consist of veteran voice actors.
A new group is also being formed in Zahedan. This shows that Iranian television channels are bound to have their reach broadened by getting their programs dubbed in foreign languages, especially in Urdu. Pakistanis do appreciate the cultural value and aesthetics of Persian literature and art.