At first it was Zaroon who kept Indian fans glued to their screens, and now it’s Asher from Humsafar who continues to melt hearts in India. Though the personalities of Zaroon and Asher are completely different from one another, the one thing that is common between them is the man who played both of these characters, Fawad Khan.
‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’ introduced Fawad Khan as Zaroon Junaid to Indian audience. He instantly attracted huge fan following and became the topic of discussions. Social networks were abuzz with the keyword Zaroon Junaid.
It was the first time Indian fans had got the taste of Pakistani dramas. Zee TV, through its new channel Zindagi TV, took the initiative of bringing Pakistani dramas to its audience. It was a completely new and pleasant experience for people in India who were fed with typical Saas Bahu drama serials for years.
Pakistani dramas, especially Zindagi Gulzar Hai, was a completely different world for them. The stories and characters were something they could relate to. Everyone had something they could relate to.
The experience was so enriching that many thought Zindagi Gulzar Hai was the highest peak Fawad Khan could climb. “How could there be a better and more interesting drama than Zindagi Gulzar Hai”, they would wonder.
However, as soon as Zindagi channel started airing Humsafar drama serial, they realized that what they considered the highest peak was infact the peak of a small hill.
Humsafar, with the powerful performances of Fawad Khan as Asher, Mahira Khan as Khirad and Naveen Waqar as Sara has had a bewitching effect on audience in India. And they are not shy about expressing their love.
Awesome show Humsafar beautiful couple evrthing seems so real that innocence in their performance just so wonderful ♥
— Priti (@pritibaby04) October 19, 2014
Realizing this craze, Zindagi channel re-aired back to back five episodes of Humsafar to its audience and fans could not have been more happy.
Rerun of five episodes of Humsafar back to back on Zindagi rn! Thanks for not making my Sunday boring.
— D (@deep_ika) October 19, 2014
@Quratulainb SMBDY HELP!!! ‘Woh Humsafar’ is on repeat mode since last 2hrs. unabl to hit pause or stop btn. Is ths my nxt addctn o.O
— Mohit Sharma (@mohitsharma540) October 19, 2014
Asher has completely overshadowed Zaroon. Now Asher is the dream of every girl. He is handsome, he is educated, he is a good friend, he is an obedient son, what more can girl wish for in a guy, wealth? Well, he is quite rich as well.
#Humsafar on @ZeeZindagiTV Haye!! Whattay story!! I’m in looove witn Asher!! 🙂
— Deepa Ghosh (@deepaghosh2007) October 19, 2014
Humsafar is the direction of Sarmad Sultan Khoosat and is based on Farhat Ishtiaq’s novel of the same name. Sarmad has also directed Shehr-e-Zaat, the third highest-rated drama serial of Pakistan.
Back in the days when Humsafar was being aired on Hum TV, a joke was famous in Pakistan, that if your girlfriend agreed to talk to you the time when Humsafar was on air, you should not think twice before marrying her.