GLOSS Volume 1, Issue 5 - 2018 - Page 64

P R O F I L E Sana Shahnawaz Mann Mayal’s producer who set to take Pakistani drama industry to new heights Text By Saneela Jawad P akistan’s entertainment industry has hit off well in the past few years, and as new entrants, be it actors, directors, writers, or producers make their way into the industry it is only meant to boom further. One such entrant is Sana Shahnawaz, wardrobe stylist and a producer, mostly known for her debut production ‘Mann Mayal’ starring Hamza Ali Abbasi and Maya Ali. Coming from the power family of Humayun Saeed and Samina Humayun Saeed, Sana Shahnawaz has taken the Pakistani drama industry to a whole new level with her projects like ‘Khuda Mera Bhi Hai’ and ‘Sadqey Tumharey’ to name a few. She was even a part of the production team for ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.’ If things continue at this pace, Sana will take the industry to new heights soon, hopefully. GLOSS chats with the young producer herself to know how she got into production and her current projects. Tell us a little about yourself. managing the work and family? My family has been in this business for over 20 years, so this is It has been a wonderful journey so far, a fantastic learning something that has always been a big part of my life. However, the experience. It does seem like a challenge sometimes, but then transition to becoming a producer was the most natural thing for what’s life without a few challenges? me, as it has been my passion. As far as being the youngest producer is concerned, my seniors and I love designing a project and bringing the story I believe in, and a my peers have never made me feel that even in the slightest. I have story I would love to share with the audiences, to life. received nothing but encouragement. Tell us how and why you got into production from styling? What sets your work apart from the others? What has been the I love reading books, watching movies and dramas. It’s like I am aim of each project that you did? naturally tilted towards hearing or watching a good story unfold. I don’t think I need to set myself apart from others. My only motive Being a fashion graduate helped groom my natural flair for is to be able to tell a good story. Something that resonates with the designing that helped me transition into becoming a producer. It’s audience. A story that has a message and is heartfelt. Hence, as a what makes the journey more fun and exciting every single day. producer, I design it in such a way that helps the narrative come to life beautifully. How did you end up taking Mann Mayal as a project? How was the journey producing the much-loved drama serial? Producing serials like Sadqey Tumharey, Mann Mayal and Mann Mayal was my debut project as a producer. Samina Khuda Mera Bhi Hai to name a few, which has been the most Humayun Saeed had already produced her first drama serial memorable one and why? Sadqay Tumharay. She wanted to continue doing productions, I believe the purpose of a commercial project like Mann Mayal is that’s when I stepped in. to provide pure entertainment whereas a project like Khuda Mera Bhi Hai, grate 2^( 2666V6RऒW6VBג66WBFFW6vFRVF&R&V7B&Vv&FrFR7F'FR67BFRBFRfVV'fW6ǒBw&VB7W'Bg&BW2VRGFVFƗ7FVBVFW'7FBB6W06֖2vV2֖GW&BFVv&RbFw2FW֖vBBFW'v6RGFVFF&VrFRVvW7B&GV6W"FW2BvWBfW'vV֖r6FFR&V7BFB2W&RVFW'FVB2&VFfVǒV7c@