First time in the history of Pakistan- a woman fighter pilot of Pakistan Airforce will be honoured in a special TV film Ek Thi Marium to be aired on Urdu1. Ek Thi Marium also marks the acting comeback of Sanam Baloch, who has not done any TV play or tele film for more than two years.
Starring: SanamBaloch as Marium Mukhtiar
Written by : Umera Ahmed
Directed by: Sarmad Khoosat
Produced by: Nina Kashif
A Paragon Production
According to Dawn Images:
Sanam’s signed on to play Mariam Mukhtar in a homage to the fighter pilot, who was Pakistan’s first female fighter pilot to die in the line of duty. She plays the role in a tele-film titled Aik Thi Mariam directed by Sarmad Khoosat and produced by Urdu 1. Umera Ahmed has written the film.
“Urdu1 along with Mehreen Jabbar directly approached me for the tele-film,” says Sanam to Images. “Although Mehreen Jabbar is not directing it, she owns the project. Also when I came to know Umera has written it, I couldn’t refuse it. It is the role of Marium Mukhtar, a national hero. This project is particularly for myself, my satisfaction as an actor – although it is extremely challenging to live her life and go through the entire process of training but I have to live [the] life of someone incredible.”