In the past couple of years, television has turned into a highly profitable, cash-generating industry in Pakistan. Pakistani television serials have not only been appreciated by the local audience, but also received critical acclaim worldwide which has resulted in several new entrants feeling comfortable exploring their passion for this field. 2016 will be seeing ace wardrobe stylist Sana Shahnawaz venturing into production with the serial Mann Mayal, which has been co-produced by Samina Humayun Saeed and Momina Duraid.
Besides her production being backed by the two biggest producers of the country, Sana also has an equally impressive star cast to boast of. Mann Mayal, which has been directed by Haseeb Khan [of Diyar-e-Dil fame], will be seeing Hamza Ali Abbassi, Aisha Khan, Goher Rasheed, Maya Ali, Saba Hameed, Ismat Zaidi, Talat Hussain , Aiman Khan, Laila Zuberi, Sheheryar Zaidi, Mehmood Aslam, and Lubna Aslam coming together on screen. The serial has been written by visionary writer Samira Fazal. The OST of Mann Mayal has been penned by veteran writer Khalil-ur-Rehman Qamar and crooned by singing powerhouse Qurat-ul-Ain Baloch, popularly known as QB. The serial, which will be airing on HUM TV from 22nd January 2016, has already generated a lot of hype on social media ever since its promo has been aired.
While Mann Mayal is Sana Shahnawaz’s first project as a producer, she is no stranger to the industry. Being a part of the same family actor/producer Humayun Saeed and his wife Samina Humayun Saeed belong to, Sana has not only grown up seeing her family members successfully manage high profile productions but has also herself worked as the wardrobe stylist and style director on over 40 projects. Her most recent work includes the 2015 blockbuster Jawani Phir Nahin Ani.
Speaking about her expectations from Mann Mayal, Sana Shahnawaz says, “I’m thrilled to get a chance to work with such an amazing team so early on in my career. I couldn’t have found a better project than Mann Mayal to kick-start this new phase in my creative journey. It’s always a blast working with a team who are not only talented artists but also very dear friends. I’m confident the audiences are going to love this serial”.