Independence stories and the struggle that followed is still alive and fresh in our hearts and minds. Names, memories, and achievements of all those who have been a part of independence are etched in our minds. Where Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal were mostly highlighted in our history books, very small section focuses on the struggles of women. Individuals who gave their life to Pakistan. One such woman is Fatima Jinnah also titled Madr-e-Millat. Although, we acknowledge her struggles and hard work but not the way we discuss other prominent leaders. How was she? Besides being the sister of Quaid-e-Azam, what else popularized her among masses? Was she just a politician? We are not aware of who Fatima Jinnah, as an individual was or what her struggles have been in pre, peri or in post-independence eras. Nevertheless, this time the Pakistani entertainment industry has something new in bag. Instead of making it all about one personality over and over again every year, they are going to portray the life of a personality whose life and story still remains unheard. The word has it that a web-series is in making, surrounding the life of Fatima Jinnah. Sajal Aly is going to play the role of Fatima Jinnah in the upcoming web series.
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The film is directed and written by Danial K. Afzal. The web series is said to have three seasons with 15 episodes each. Sajal Aly, Sundus Farhan, and Samiya Mumtaz are going to play the role of Fatima Jinnah. The series would revolve around Fatima Jinnah’s perspective during the pre-independence, independence, and post-independence eras. Her role in history of Pakistan would be depicted in the web series.
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Season 1 of the series will be played by Sundas Farhan, season 2 by Sajal Aly, and Season 3 Samiya Mumtaz. With the diverse acting skills, all three actresses will do justice to the character and personality of Fatima Jinnah.
According to Danial K Afzal, the prologue will be released on 14th August 2022. Scenes of pre-independence will be depicted in the prologue.
The web-series is highly anticipated because of the cast and the story. The story of Fatima Jinnah is one untouched and it will be intriguing to see how many aspects of her life unfold in the series.