The serial has an ever-growing fan base.
Parizaad, which garnered rave reviews for its cast and storyline, is returning for a second season, as announced by writer, Hashim Nadeem.
Taking to Instagram, Nadeem shared a picture of Akbar as Parizaad and wrote: “Chapter 2.”
Details regarding the same have been kept under wraps for now. Netizens can’t wait to see what the show will be about.
Beautifully penned by Nadeem, the characters in Parizaad are multi-faceted and rarely stereotyped.
From unveiling the escort culture to a queer person in a middle-class household, the serial managed to bring fresh conversations to the table.
Although a major problem that irked viewers was the darkening of Ahmed Ali Akbar’s skin tone, the serial has an ever-growing fan base due to its out-of-the-box storyline and characters.
Parizaad, an unconfident and self-doubting man who is loyal to his core, went through an emotional and financial rollercoaster throughout the show.
From a poet to a mechanic to a personal chauffeur to a business tycoon, his acting was reflective of his social status and personal struggles with accepting self-love and chasing his dreams.
Directed by Shehzad Kashmiri, Parizaad is based on Hashim Nadeem’s novel of the same name.
Ahmed Ali Akbar stars in Parizaad alongside Nauman Ijaz, Syed Muhammad Ahmed, Urwa Hocane, Saboor Aly, Ushna Shah and Yumna Zaidi.
Mashal Khan, Tipu Shah, Kiran Tabeer, Leyla Zuberi, Madiha Rizvi and Malik Hamid Raza also make appearances in the drama.
Parizaad is without a doubt one of the most popular Pakistani drama serials.
Some brands in Pakistan launched unofficial merchandise dedicated to the drama.
On January 5, 2022, Ahmed Ali Akbar took to Instagram to share a post in which his face had been added to a crisp packet.
Ahmed’s post went viral and has since amassed over 130,000 likes.
Parizaad drew national attention not only because of its main character’s humility but also because of its plot and setting.
The house of the show’s titular main character was one of the most fascinating aspects of the drama.
The home has a built-up area of 38,000 square feet and is located in Islamabad.
The drama gained traction in India after Manish Malhotra used the instrumental version of Parizaad’s opening song for his clothing campaign in November 2021.
Overjoyed fans of both the drama and the designer were delighted that the serial is not only reaching new heights in Pakistan but is also making its way across the border.
Parizaad is one of the very few serials that has been appreciated for its quality and the importance given to Urdu literature.