The news of Saba Qamar and Nauman Ijaz, two of the industry’s most diverse and talented actresses, were teaming together on a web series earlier this year. The two just began filming in Lahore for the upcoming series Mr and Mrs Shameem, which will be available on an international streaming platform. To top it off, it’s being directed by Kashif Nisar (Dar Si Jati Hai Sila, Inkaar), and the script is being written by Saji Gul of O’Rangreza fame.
In 2020, Zindagi had announced a line-up of five star-studded original web-series, including Mann Jogi. The makers of the series renamed it to Mrs and Mr Shameem after much consideration. “We were contemplating about the title for a while and finally decided to call it Mrs & Mr Shameem,” said Nisar. “It is a true reflection of the story and depicts a changing outlook among society — one in which the woman plays an equally significant role in a relationship. Saba and Nauman have done a fantastic job of bringing the characters Mrs and Mr Shameem to life.”
“The web series is about a couple who doesn’t conform to gender roles and expectations,” Saji Gul told Instep, adding, “It is a story of friendship and trust that is deeper than love.”
Noman Ijaz is playing a straight yet feminine character, according to the writer. “Another unique character is formed, as he is now painting with his motions what I sketched with my words,” the writer wrote lately on social media, beside a photo of Noman Ijaz in character.
“The unstoppable Saba…lucky to have the incomparable diva sing the most challenging character I’ve ever written,” he wrote with a photo of Saba.
Although the date of release hasn’t been announced yet, the series will launch soon on the streaming platform. The cast includes Ijaz, Qamar, Agha Mustafa Hassan, Uzma Hassan and Gul-e-Rana and many others.
The Viral Cat can’t wait for the series to premiere, so we can see these two outstanding actors onscreen together.