Published On: Sat, Dec 26th, 2015

I was nervous to look at Hamza: Maya Ali



2015 is almost gone and yet we haven’t seen the Pakistani heartthrob Hamza Ali Abbasi after his hit Jawani Phir ni Anni. It is said that he is going to appear in 2016 on the TV screen.  His imminent drama serial, Tera Gham Aur Hum which is directed by Diyar-e-Dil director Haseeb Hasan and Hamza is paired with Pakistani TV’s new dream girl Maya Ali.

Maya has showcased almost with many recent hit couples on TV. She hits with Osman Khalid Butt from her turn in Diyar-e-Dil and then we saw her again in a relationship with Imran Abbas in Mera Naam Yousuf Hai.

Would Tera Gham Aur Hum have the similar success and both Maya and Hamza represent reel hit duo?

Maya stated in an interview that “Obviously, I would really want it to be like that,” she further stated as “Just like hash tags, for example, Osmaya (Osman and Maya combined) and Wafa (their characters Wali and Farah combined) are established, I now hear of Sanu (Salahuddin and Manu) and Haya (Hamza and Maya). That’s a good sign, right?”

The story of the Tera Gham Aur Hum is of Manahil aka Manu (Maya) and Salahuddin (Hamza), whose sister Aiman is best friends with Manahil. Salahuddin is a mature, serious lad, who is out of a job, so Manahil’s father asks him to tutor his daughter. So begins Manu and Salahuddin’s relationship, which will take a turn a few years down the road.

Maya liked great chemistry with her co-stars such as Imran and Osman, with whom she’s acted a lot of times. Was she capable of reconstructing the similar magic with Hamza, we wonder?

Maya said while smiling, “I’m trying to, obviously,” she further told, “I know Osman will kill me for saying this, but Hamza is very comfortable to work with, so you automatically give a good performance. I was too nervous to look at him straight in the eye, but he always insisted that I do. I feel that people will like our performance together.”

Whereas Maya is the leading lady of TV screen now a day, but she still wants to play a negative role for versatility.

She stated it as, “I really want to play a negative character, but I haven’t gotten the chance yet. Our writers sometimes write [such a negative role] that you feel that people will abuse you.”

It was inquired about her debut in films on which she replied “very soon”. She also added, “I definitely plan to be in films in 2016,”


About the Author

Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.