Mujhe Jeene Do (Urdu1) OST lyrics, title song mp3 download | Nadia Jamil, Mehreen Raheal, Hania Aamir, Gohar Rasheed
Staring: Gohar Rasheed, Nadia Jamil, Hina Aamir and Mehreen Raheal we will also get a chance to see Sarmaad Khoosat, Samina Ahmed, Ali Tahir and Salman Shahid Directed by Angeline Malik
Urdu1’s next titled ‘Mujhe Jeene Dou’, which will revolve around yet another sensitive topic that is child marriage
The actor that is everyone’s favorite baddie, Gohar Rasheed, will be starring in Urdu’s upcoming drama, ‘Mujhay Jeene Dou’. This time around, Rasheed will not be donning the full-blown antagonist avatar but will be close to an anti-hero. The star that looks for risky projects, moves to break his own stereotype.
In an exclusive interview, Gohar Rasheed opened up about his upcoming project.
WHO WAS YOUR INSPIRATION TO CHOOSE AN ACTING CAREER?
Gohar Rasheed: When I started doing theater I was in 3rd grade, so I did not even know what the word inspiration meant back then. However, when I joined the industry I researched about acting and the actors that’s when I started forming my views.
My all out inspiration is Daniel Day-Lewis and I tend to follow his footsteps to whatever level I can. In Pakistan, the Late Moin Akhtar inspired me.
YOU ALWAYS SEEM TO PLAY THE ANTAGONIST, IS THIS A WHOLEHEARTED CHOICE?
GR: I personally think that a hero is always a hero, but a villain gets more margin in terms of acting and also that’s the character that increases the curiosity level of the audience. He keeps them on their toes.
Villains are unpredictable so their actions come as a shock and it adds the suspense in the story. That is why I feel baddies get more chance to grow in terms of acting. That’s the kind of thing I look for, a meatier and substantial role. Plus I feel the writers focus more on the villain because we all know that the hero saves the day. What will the villain do? That’s the question. It is what keeps you guessing. Therefore it gives me more room to act.
TELL US ABOUT ‘MUJHE JEENE DOU’.
GR: The story deals with a child marriage which basically, I think is a major issue in our rural areas.
The drama ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ is by John Hopkins and directed by Angeline Malik. When you take such a decision you usually have no idea that what will be the repercussions of this decision. We talk about the consequences of it.
While reading the script, some scenes were horrifying. You think that this act is done to a person who has no idea of what this all means. I mean it’s just a little girl and you have wedded her off.
This drama serial is dealing with all those taboos attached to these things, things that need to be spoken about. Our audiences especially in the rural areas but even in the urban ones need to be informed and made more aware of such topics.
WHAT IS YOUR ROLE IN THE UPCOMING DRAMA ‘MUJHE JEENE DOU’?
GR: This time it’s not a baddie!
You have to break your own stereotypes. I want to bring something new to the audience because they have some sort of expectations from me.
The character’s name is Naseeb. He is a good guy in the play. The reason why I chose this character is that in this play, you can’t determine just within the first 15 minutes if he is a good guy or a bad guy. His decisions determine whether he is right or wrong so in this way it is realistic.
This character had a “human element to it” which is why I opted for it.
The actions he takes due to peer pressure and some legit circumstances. What he does after marriage is what this story is all about.
HOW DO YOU GET INTO A CHARACTER? HOW DO YOU PREPARE FOR IT? WHAT KIND OF RESEARCH DO YOU DO?
GR: The psyche of the character was hard to get into. While performing, I used to take some time and go sit with Angeline. Discuss how to get into the mindset of this character because I haven’t experienced these situations or anything remotely similar to it. She used to give references to help me out and make the situations a little easier to understand.
For people like my character, it’s just that “ye larki hai”.
I did a lot of research and got the stats for the rural area because this is the norm there. The number of child marriages seems to be increasing. There is a law against it, but no one knows about the basic fundamental rights that protects under-aged people being forced into marriage.
I coincidentally met a little girl, in the outskirts of Lahore, where we were shooting who was married. I was just shocked.
HOW IS THE EXPERIENCE OF WORKING WITH SARMAD KHOOSAT AND NADIA JAMIL?
GR: I always wanted to work with Nado (Nadia Jamil). Incidentally, from my struggling days, I had wanted to work with her because she is such a brilliant actor. Offset she is a sweetheart, it is fun to be with her. On the set, she is the one creating the shor sharaba. She is basically the life of the party.
With Sarmad, not many people know this but I have done my second telefilm for Geo with him. Back then he was a director. Now seeing him as an actor, I was blown away (referring to Sarmad’s performance as Manto). I suggested that we should get him on-board. It has been a learning experience working with them. It’s a good ensemble and combination of actors. It is a place where we learn while having fun too.
SHARE WITH US A CRAZY STORY FROM THE SETS OF ‘MUJHE JEENE DOU’.
GR: Since we have only shot a small spell as of yet only one comes to mind.
So basically [an incident happened ] while [we were] shooting an intense scene with Nado and Ali Tahir. Our characters were in the heat of the moment, arguing about a very serious issue. It was going great, but out of nowhere we heard sounds like ‘Khar-khar‘.
While there are so many dramas being televised on major social isues, there comes another, ‘Mujhe Jeene Dou’, that will talk about the issue of child marriage. However, this is no new issue but not many cases have been brought forward.
The story is about a girl child (Hania Amir) who is married to a man (Gohar Rasheed). At the beginning, the girl quietly does what she’s asked to do by her family but later on takes a stand for herself.
Details have not been released yet.
Details have not been released yet.
Cast: Hania Amir, Gohar Rasheed, Nadia Jamil, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, Mehreen Raheel, Ali Tahir
Writer: Shahid Nizami
Director: Angeline Malik
Looks like the entertainment industry has finally realised its role and responsibility towards the society. After Udaari, Khuda Mera Bhi Hai and Sammi, alot many dramas are being produced with the aim to entertain and educate the masses. And all the credit goes to the producers and television channels who are ready to back these bold and intelligent scripts.
Joining the list of such projects is Urdu1’s next titled ‘Mujhe Jeene Dou’, which will revolve around yet another sensitive topic that is child marriage. While the topic had already caught our attention, the other most interesting reason to get us excited is that it marks Nadia Jamil and Mehreen Raheal’s comeback to television. Not just that, it’s directed by ace director, Angeline Malik.
Wanting to know more about the upcoming drama, we at HIP got in touch with Angeline Malik and this is what she told us,
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“The drama will be dealing with issues related to child marriages. Besides focusing on such a serious issue, it will provide the viewers with quality entertainment.”
Talking about the cast Malik disclosed,
“This marks the comeback of two great ladies, Nadia Jamil who will essay the role of a lady health worker and Mehreen Raheal, who will play Gohar Rasheed’s second wife ”
While we were quite thrilled to hear that this project will also bring actor Gohar Rasheed back to television after Mann Mayal, our excitement reached a new high after finding even Hania Aamir is part of the venture. She’s doing a phenomenal job in Titli and we’re sure she’ll only add more value to ‘Mujhe Jeene Dou’.
“Hania plays the role of a girl who is the victim of child marriage and is married off to Gohar Rasheed at the age of 8,” Malik revealed.
The play based in Punjab is written by Shahid Nizami and has completed its first spell. The next is set to begin next month.
With pictures posted on various accounts, the drama titled Mujhay Jeene Do looks pretty promising. Mehreen Raheal will be seen playing the role of a villager for the very first time and her getup is so convincing that it seems she’s fit for it!
Besides Gohar Rasheed, Nadia Jamil and Mehreen Raheal we will also get a chance to see Sarmaad Khoosat, Samina Ahmed, Ali Tahir and Salman Shahid.
Expected to go on air later this year, this collaboration with John Hopkins has all the right ingredients for the perfect drama.
So with the second spell about to begin soon, HIP wishes the entire team of Mujhay Jeene Do all the best!
Following in the footsteps of Udaari, Khuda Mera Bhi Hai and Sammi, Gohar Rasheed’s Urdu1 drama is centered around the topic of child marriages.
“My character [Naseeb] is the guy who happens to get married to a child,” said Gohar.
He added that the drama unveils “how his character gets into the guilt [of marrying a child] and the repercussions he faces. It’a s journey and story which talks about the society, the unspoken truth about the society.”
“The roles I do are risky and unconventional, not many actors can do them,” says the Mann Mayal actor.
“It’s a very horrific kind of a reality that we will be talking about. My character faces remorse and what happens in a child marriage, the human needs in a marriage. The discomfort, the birth… our society’s jahalat, the ugly truth about our society.”
Also read: Nadia Jamil will return to TV in child marriage drama
A project of John Hopkins University, Mujhay Jeene Do is currently in the production phase and is being shot in the rural areas of Punjab.