A remake of another classical drama is in the works, and superstar Mahira Khan has been confirmed to play the role of Meena Kumari.

Sajal Aly has been cast to play the lead role of Umrao Jaan in an upcoming 8-part series adaptation of the 1899 novel by Mirza Hadi Ruswa. Meanwhile, Mahira will star in the Pakistani remake of the 1972 hit movie, Pakeezah.

The source revealed, “Mahira is onboard, but she is one of many stars we are aiming for in the remake of this epic. There are some more famous artists that are in talks to be roped in the film.”

According to the international news agency, Pakeezah is one of Kumari’s most well-known works and took 14 years to complete. A person involved in the production shared that for Kamal Amrohi, the film’s director, a day was considered successful if even just one shot was accomplished.

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