Pakistani dramas have been appreciated by many famous Indian celebrities especially ever since the Zee Zindagi channel started airing the dramas in India.
Here is a list of 10 Indian superstars, who love Pakistani dramas:
While talking to BBC Urdu Amitabh Bachchan shared how he felt about Pakistani dramas and also about Pakistani actors and singers coming to India to work. He said, ”I like it when people from Pakistan come to work in India. We have seen the work done in Pakistan. The drama serials that are shown on Pakistani television are exceptional. A channel in India is dedicated to showing Pakistani drama serials which are very fine and I accept the fact that Pakistani TV serials are far superior to those which are being made in India. The artist in Pakistan are brilliant too. Even very long ago many Pakistani serials were extraordinary.”
Neetu Kapoor is an avid Pakistani drama viewer and she loves some Pakistani actors such as “Fawad, Mawra and Saba”. She even went on to the sets of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil to meet Fawad after seeing Zindagi Gulzar Hai.
While talking to Daily Pakistan, Neetu Kapoor, wife of the late actor Rishi Kapoor, sent out a special message for Saba Qamar while revealing that she’s her greatest fan of acting. “You know Saba! I am your greatest fan, I think you are outstanding,” she exclaimed. Adding to it further, she said; “I watch all of your Pakistani serials. I follow you all the time and I think you are absolutely amazing.” Now, that is indeed a compliment!
In an interview for with a local media outlet of Pakistan, Kajol once said: “My mother-in-law follows them (Pakistani Dramas) religiously on this channel called Cine Dosti. I have managed to watch a few episodes with her and was really impressed. They have good content and the language is extremely pleasant to hear.” She shared that Indian television producers have a lot to learn from Pakistani dramas, which are much shorter and crisper in comparison. “They finish one story in 15 episodes, which is fabulous and makes it very interesting to watch.”
Indian Actor, who is famously known for his role in 3 Idiots, once praised Pakistani dramas in an interview with The Express Tribune. Speaking about Pakistani dramas, he said, “I think they’re phenomenal. They’ve caught on really well and the people are relating to them. There’s so much that’s common in both the countries.” adding, “I’m a huge fan of some of the actors there and the movies from there.”
Kirron Kher, who has also worked in Pakistan, giving an interview to Express Tribune, said that Pakistani dramas are unparalleled. She also hoped to work with actors the likes of Mahira Khan, Sanam Saeed and Fahad Mustafa on TV. She said that she feels such collaborations would churn out interesting content for audiences of both the countries.
Veteran Bollywood actress Zarina Wahab, in a Whatsapp message, praised Ahsan Khan for his work in Qayamat, writing: “As Rashid, you are too much… Excellent work.” Written by Sarwat Nazir and directed by Ali Faizan, Qayamat features Neelam Muneer, Haroon Shahid, Saba Faisal, Shabbir Jan and Amar Khan besides Khan.
Preparing herself for an incredible role of a lifetime, Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt revealed that she took inspiration for her character in Kalank from Pakistani actor Sanam Saeed’s Kashaf in TV drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai.
Vidya loves Pakistani dramas and she even tweeted about Fahad Mustafa-Sanam Baloch starrer Kankar on twitter.
Im liking my new habit of watching Zindagi channel on d mornings after my night shoots,d latest reason for my masrufeeyat?.Kankar is ace!— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) April 30, 2016
Im hooked to Kankar,Mere Harjai and Ek Mohabbat ke baad…The writing,production values,make-up and performances are just par excellence.— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) April 30, 2016
Karan took to his Instagram stories and appreciated drama Suno Chanda. Praising the drama, he wrote: “Kamal Drama. Hai Yaar”
Bollywood Actress Meera Chopra, who is a cousin of Priyanka Chopra and Parineeti Chopra praised Humayun Saeed & Ayeza Khan starrer Mere Paas Tum Ho. The actress was massively impressed by Humayun and Adnan Siddiqui’s performance in the drama. She turned to her social media handle and wrote, “Watching Meray Pass Tum Ho, finding the show extremely slow. But both these men Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui, you guys are amazing. Can’t help to hate one and love the other, what performances. I’ve become fan for life.”