Meera’s sister Shaista is thrilled to start her acting career.
The corporate lawyer has turned to acting with her upcoming drama alongside Shahroz Sabzwari.
Images got in touch with Shaista who says the project is a grand one to watch out for.
“The drama is called Seap, which means sea shore and it’s being directed by Barkat Siddique, I’ve been paired with Shahroz Sabzwari and lmran Bukhari.”
Shaista revealed that she joined the project after producer Seema Tahir referred her for it.
“Upon Seema Tahir’s reference, Mr Barkat Siddique contacted me,” said the first-time actor. “I was out of Pakistan at the time. I read the script and even though I found it so challenging I fell in love with it and decided to be a part of it.”
She added, “Although I have been offered many films in past, I didn’t accept any of them because I wanted to focus on my studies but I couldn’t stop thinking about this script. It’s that irresistibly good.”
Speaking about her character, Shaista revealed: “My character is a young, naive girl, who is bound by restrictions, she is not allowed to step out of the house, watch TV, read the newspaper, or even continue her studies after basic school education. Her strict lifestyle means that she doesn’t have friends and can’t really speak up about what is happening to her.”
Seap has been penned by Samra Bukhari and also features Tara Mehmood, Sana Fakhar, Usman Peerzada, Dia Mughal, Saba Khan and Fareha Altaf.
Shahroz Sabzwari told Images that the drama “revolves around the culture of nawabs and I play the son of a nawab’s munshi.”
“I feel very fortunate that Shaista’s TV debut is with me,” he said of working with Meera’s sister. “She is a very educated young woman and great to work with.”
Seap has no release date but Shaista speculates it to air around February.