Actors Mohsin Abbas Haider and Nazish Jahangir are pairing up for an upcoming TV drama series.
As being reported, the upcoming project Titled Ghamandi is going to be a family drama, being produced by Adnan Siddiqui and Sohail Javed directing it.
In a recent turn of events, actor, singer, and writer Mohsin Abbas Haider had announced that he is making comeback on the small screen.
Both the lead stars have been in limelight lately as per the allegations made by Mohsin’s former wife Fatima Sohail and are facing FIA inquiry.
Mohsin Abbas Haider is a Pakistani singer, actor, writer and host. He is known for his appearance as DJ in Dunya News’s talkshow Mazaaq Raat as well as for his appearances in films and serials.
He was born on 18 August 1986 to a Punjabi Muslim family in Faisalabad, Punjab. He married Fatema Sohail in 2015 shortly after meeting her. In December 2017,
the couple lost their newborn daughter, Mahveen Abbas Haider, after 7 weeks of her birth. In May 2019, the couple had a son, Haider Abbas Mohsin. He has also been accused of domestic violence against his spouse.
He started his career as RJ at a radio station in Faisalabad, and, in 2005, moved to Karachi in order to learn the art of singing and sharpen his skills at NAPA, formally trained by Ustad Salamat Ali, ultimately launching himself in Punjabi folk music in 2009. In 2012 he made his debut song Beparwah Dhola, written and composed by his late maternal uncle Riaz Anjum, while the song video was directed by Nabeel Qureshi. The same year Mohsin was nominated for Best RJ category in Pakistan Media Awards. He also appeared in several TV shows as a host and as a voice over artist.
In 2014, he appeared in his debut film Na Maloom Afraad, playing the lead role of Moon along with Fahad Mustafa and Javaid Sheikh In 2016, he featured in Coke Studio season 9 and sung Uddi Ja, also written as well composed by himself, which was warmly appreciated by the public. In 2017 he appeared in Na Maloom Afraad
Where he had the lead role as well as writing two songs and singing one, Heerey, while in 2018 he had a special appearance in Load Wedding, for which he wrote the lyrics for two songs, while singing one of them, Munday Lahore De. During the same year, he starred in the drama Meri Guriya, where he plays the antagonist, a child rapist and murderer, and earned critical appreciation for his acting performance.
Since 2013 he’s a DJ in the Dunya News talk show Mazaaq Raat, where he has, as of April 2018, performed more than 1.500 songs in different genres (ghazals, filmi, naats, etc). In 2019 he Sung,Wrote and composed a song “Na Jaa” with his Friend Sohail Haider.
He won best Singer of the year award for this song in Lux Style Awards 2019. In December 2019 he released a song “ROOH” written Sung And Composed by Him.
Pakistani singer and actor Mohsin Abbas Haider has reportedly been taken into custody, as revealed by his former wife Fatima Sohail.
Turning to Instagram, Sohail shared a news clip revealing the actor and model Nazish Jahangir were taken into custody on Friday by the FIA cybercrime wing in Karachi, on charges of blackmail, harassment and spreading fake pictures and videos.
“Finally after a long legal battle against the injustice to me and my son FIA has found Mohsin and model Nazish guilty of the crime, fake videos and fake posts against me being circulating and harassing me on social media,” wrote Sohail who accused her ex-husband of domestic abuse and having an extra-marital affair last year.
“I kept quiet for a long time as the case is being processed in court and today FIA interrogated regarding the matter, I am hopeful to get justice very soon, I request you all to remember me in your prayers. And they were arrested from their apartment in Karachi,” Sohail said further in her post.
Last year in July, the wife of actor and singer had alleged that her husband had physically abused her and was having an extra-marital affair.
In a post on Facebook, Fatima Sohail wrote: “I am Fatima. Wife of Mohsin Abbas Haider & here is my story.”
Adding pictures of her bruised face and of a first information report (FIR) she has registered against her husband, she said: “On 26th Nov 2018, I caught my husband cheating. When I confronted him, instead of being embarrassed he started Beating me. I was pregnant at that time!”
“He pulled me from hair, dragged me on floor, kicked me several times, punched me on face & threw me on the wall. I was brutally beaten by my husband,” she added.
In her post, Fatima further alleged that Mohsin Abbas Haider was with another model while she gave birth to their son in May 2019. “I decided to make my marriage work for my own child,” she added.
One recent addition to new faces on television is actress Nazish Jahangir, who has caught attention in recent months for her acting prowess. Presently essaying a negative character in Kahin Deep Jaley alongside Ali Abbas, Imran Ashraf and Neelam Muneer, she has versatile roles to her credit (thus far) in drama serials such as Alif Allah Aur Insaan, Tohmat, Thays, Kamzarf and the now-concluded Mere Mohsin.
Born and raised in Islamabad, Nazish graduated in fine arts and fashion designing before beginning her acting career. She started off with an Anwar Maqsood play in 2015 for which she came to Karachi.
Passionate about theatre since schooling days, after starring in the theatre production, there was no looking back. Nazish received offers from television and was initially reluctant to try her hand at it but then decided to give it a shot.
Nazish Jahangir made her television debut in 2017 with drama serial Bharosa, followed by Gali Mein Chand Nikla and Khatakaar. Instep caught up with the actress to speak about her journey and why her name has been associated with Mohsin Abbas Haider in a recent controversy.
“My journey has been great so far; my fans appreciate me every time I appear on TV,” Nazish shared her experience. “Even when I am playing a negative character (Kahin Deep Jaley), I get so much love.”
“I think it’s ‘always’ in your hands how you carry yourself in the industry,” she continued, adding, “I hear a lot of stories from people that they face casting couch and harassment at the beginning of their careers but fortunately things have been very smooth for me. I did an Anwar Maqsood theatre play and I started receiving calls from TV immediately. There have been some ups and downs but again this is what life is all about; the journey taught me a lot of things. The industry has been kind and they have accepted me with open arms. I am hopeful and very positive about the future.”
Nazish is of the view that constant hard work is the key to survival in the industry. Having begun her career as a theatre artist, she takes every role very seriously and becomes the character she plays onscreen.
When asked about portrayal of women on the small screen, Nazish responded that in recent times, there have been some incredible female characters on TV, written by Asma Nabeel, Bee Gul and others.
She furthered, “I even like negative characters like the one (Shamila) I am playing in Kahin Deep Jaley. I was a bit apprehensive to play Shamila at first because it is grey in nature. The feedback has been great and I think women can relate to her as well. The reason I agreed to play Shamila was because she knows what she wants and how she can get it. She is a modern-day girl; she is beautiful, she is clever but Shamila also has a powerful message to convey. It’s actually a story about kids who are neglected in their childhood and the impact it has on them.”
However, Nazish does feel that some female characters play victims in dramas for far too long. “I believe that victimhood needs to change,” she asserted. “Modern girls are really not like that anymore.”
Speaking of roles that appeal to the actress, she informed that she wants to take up powerful roles; negative or positive characters don’t matter to her much. “I’d rather play a strong headed, negative character than playing the role of a girl crying from the first episode till the very end,” she explained. “I don’t want to portray women in tears all the time; there is no such thing in reality. Modern day women are so strong and smart so I really wish to show reality through our screens. I liked my character in Kamzarf, which was short but meaningful and gave a good lesson to everyone about how moving on is important at times.”
When asked about her association with the Mohsin Abbas Haider controversy and the accusation that he cheated on his wife with Nazish, she says she was friends with the couple at best. “I was friends with both Mohsin and his wife Fatema and I knew the truth but stayed stay quiet out of respect for Mohsin.”
“I don’t think social media is the place where we openly and publicly discuss our personal matters and get the whole nation involved in trivial matters,” she spoke up, adding, “It is below my dignity. I am totally against domestic violence but I will always stand by real victims and not those who have an ulterior motive. I actually have no shame in saying that ‘har roti aurat sachi nahi hoti (every crying woman is not honest)’. No one has the right to destroy someone’s career, image and life by putting up one status without any evidence. And even after all the drama, you moved on with your life without proving anything in court; how can someone do that? I am a woman myself, why would I support a man who would harm another woman? Wouldn’t I be scared? But now people have realized the real agenda behind the whole drama; the reality is in front of everyone now.”
On a parting note, Nazish revealed a bit about her upcoming projects including a drama alongside Sonya Hussyn that has an ensemble cast and a brilliant director, she claims. Besides, the actress will be making her big screen debut with Lafangay alongside Sami Khan, Mani, Saleem Mairaj and others.
Directed by Abdul Khaliq, the film is expected to release later this year while Nazish is also in talks for more future films.