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Did you know Mashal Khan was not the first choice for ‘Lubna’ in Parizaad?

Drama story revolves around a tan-colored boy Parizaad

Drama serial Parizaad has the audience hooked to it because of its interesting storyline and Ahmed Ali Akbar’s tremendous performance.

The show has become the talk of the town after getting popular because of its strong storyline. However, some of the leads were not the first choice chosen for the character. The main character Lubna, which is being played by Mashal Khan was written for Armeena Rana Khan.

Written by Hashim Nadeem and directed by Shahzad Kashmiri, the drama cast includes Ahmed Ali Akbar, Kiran Tabeer, Ushna Shah, Tania Hussain, Urwa Hocane, Nauman Ijaz, Yumna Zaidi Saboor Aly, and Mashal Khan.

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With a star-studded cast that includes some of the biggest names in the industry,  the drama story revolves around a tan-colored boy Parizaad who has always been ridiculed and humiliated by fellows on his looks but despite being an average-looking person Parizaad is very intelligent and decent. 

a recent interview, the writer of the serial, Hashim Nadeem, spilled the beans on casting lead actors, according to which, Ahmed Ali Akbar, who is now playing the main leading character of Parizaad, was not the first choice for this casting. 

However, after the drama aired and the character of Ali being loved by the audience, the director was quoted as saying, “Ahmed Ali Akbar proved himself as the ultimate choice for the role of Parizaad.”  Moreover, Usha Shah was also not the first choice for the role of Naheed in the drama serial instead actress Neelam Munir was supposed to play Naheed’s role.