The highly anticipated web series “Baadshah Begum” will now include the talented Faysal Qureshi. His induction in to the cast was announced with a Facebook post by producer Rafay Rashdi.
The post featured a selfie of the producer and the actor standing together. Rafay Rashdi expressed his gratitude at being blessed with a star of Qureshi’s stature for his web series.
In an exclusive with PakistaniCinema, Mr. Rashdy said, “Faysal Qureshi will be embodying the arch villain / nemesis in this series – he plays a family member who vows to bring down the sibling rivalry through his twisted and evil mended ways, with thought provoking methods which goes against the systematic approach of the family. Faysal’s character will have shades of antagonism, which caters to the boundaries of webseries.”
“Baadshah Begum” will feature a storyline that focuses on the acquisition of power. It will feature themes of family politics, emancipation of women, gender inequality and male dominance. The series will center on a sibling rivalry and touch up on issues that aren’t discussed in Pakistani society.
Contrary to the film’s title, it will not be a period piece and will feature contemporary times.
The web series also stars Iman Ali, Imran Ashraf, and Gohar Rasheed. The series has been written by Saji Gul who also wrote 2017’s major hit serial ‘O Rangreza’. It will begin shooting in October and hopefully will premier online in 2020.