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Mrs & Mr Shameem trailer: Saba Qamar, Nauman Ijaz create their own family

The upcoming Zindagi original on Zee5 shows the deep bonds of friendship that turn into something much stronger.

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Zee5’s Mrs & Mr Shameem (2022) tells the story of two friends Umaina (Saba Qamar) and Shameem (Nauman Ijaz) who have each other’s backs. When Umaina falls into a desperate situation after her boyfriend abandons her, Shameem steps up and agrees to marry her.

After Umaina gives birth, he even adopts her son as his own. Together they create their own little family, despite taunts from society, and even Shameen’s own family. The 20-episode series is directed by Kashif Nisar and written by playwriter Saji Gul.

The Zindagi original looks at issues of gender, masculinity and societal pressures and addresses them in an open manner.

Speaking about her character, Saba Qamar said, “Umaina is fearless, strong and not afraid to express herself. She is a true wild child. Playing this role was very exciting and challenging at the same time as it is very different from the roles I have played earlier. I think it’s time men and women are given the freedom to choose their path and not be restricted to play by the rules. Mrs & Mr Shameem demonstrates this perfectly.”

The actress had made her Indian cinema debut with Hindi Medium (2017) starring the late Irrfan Khan.

Nauman Ijaz added, “Shameem is not like the usual hero you get to see in series and films. He is a soft-hearted, caring man. He redefines the portrayal of how an ideal man or man of the house should be. Throughout the show, you’ll see him practise respect, love and concern for his family and friends, but unfortunately he is made fun of for being ‘effeminate’.

"I thoroughly enjoyed playing this character, and I’m looking forward to the release of the show.”

Mrs & Mr Shameem is due to be premiered on Zee5 on 11 March. Watch the trailer below and let us know if you are keen to see the series.

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