Yaar Julahay — a tribute to writers

Zee Theatre is set to launch a new series titled Yaar Julahay, which will feature dramatic readings spread across 12 engrossing episodes. The name of the series is inspired by a poem by Gulzar and pays tribute to writers who craft stories with the deftness of master weavers. The first episode featuring Mahira Khan will air on May 15. Mahira will be reading Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi’s classic story, Guriya.

Guriya highlights the story of two best friends, Mehra and Bano. Bano had a doll but Mehra doesn’t like it. With time their fondness and hate for the doll grows manifold. Towards the end comes an unorthodox twist to the storyline that subtly unfolds the mystery around the doll.

Yaar Julahay also brings to life the stories of progressive Urdu and Hindi writers like Gulzar, Saadat Hasan Manto, Ismat Chughtai, Munshi Premchand, Amrita Pritam, Qurratulain Haider, Balwant Singh, Asad Muhammad Khan, Ghulam Abbas, Rajinder Singh Bedi and Intezar Hussain. The readers will be stars like Sarmad Khoosat, Sarwat Gilani, Nimra Bucha, Fawad Khan, Sania Saeed, Irfan Khoosat, Yasra Rizvi, Samiya Mumtaz and Faisal Qureshi.

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