Sawera to give Hardy a new direction
LAHORE: Actress-turned-director Sawera Nadeem’s latest project is a new adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s novel Far From the Madding Crowd, written by new talent Ali Arif.
Ms Nadeem also plans to direct a production of Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte, a new adaptation to be written by Karachi-based artist and author Khurram Ali Shafique.
Ms Nadeem told Daily Times both adaptations were still in progress so she could not give a definite date for completion.
Ms Nadeem studied directing at the Delhi National School of Drama and has acted in a number of television dramas and Ajoka Theatre plays. Her performance in the Pakistan Television (PTV) production Inkar directed by Ayub Khawar won her the national PTV award a few years ago. Her performance in private production Sawan was one of her best.
Ms Nadeem said a television film, Kal, aired on Geo television in February 2003 was her debut directorial effort. She has since directed a couple of love stories and a 13-episode serial called Qurbatoon Kay Silsalay.
She is currently working on the music for Monliza, a play with glamour and more than a dash of dance, too. The cast includes Ms Nadeem, Mehmood Aslam, Noman Ejaz and Saba Hameed. Kamran composed the music and songs.
Ms Nadeem is also working on a 100-episode soap called Mizraab for Geo television in which she plays the lead.
She said she started her theatre career in 1989 with Ajoka. She is to perform in Ajoka’s Zinani festival this month in a play called Kala Menda Bhais. —Staff Report