Aik Nayee Cinderella
|THE NEW CINDERELLA|
|Written by||Faiza Iftikhar|
|Directed by||Haissam Hussain|
Osman Khalid Butt
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|Running time||Saturday 8:00pm (40-45 Minutes of airing without commercials)|
|Original channel||Geo Tv|
|Original release||13 October 2012– 13 March 2013|
Aik Nayee Cinderella English The New Cinderella (her love was not a fairytale )is a 2012 Pakistani drama serial broadcasting on Geo TV every Saturday. The drama is based on a novel with same name by Faiza Iftikhar and directed by Haissam Hussain, starring Maya Ali, Osman Khalid Butt and Faizan Khawaja. It was released on October 13, 2012 with the production of A & B Entertainment. It is the one of the highest-rated Pakistani television series.
- 1 Plot
- 2 Summary
- 3 Cast
- 4 Production
- 5 Filming
- 6 Reception
- 7 References
- 8 External links
The drama is a modern retelling of Cinderella story. The story is about Meesha (Maya Ali) who lives with her two step sisters and step mother. She is mistreated by her step mother and does all the house hold work. Meesha meets the rich and dashing Mayer (Osman Khalid Butt). Meesha, thinking that he is her prince charming, who has come to rescue her and put an end to all her troubles, tries to win his heart. Mayer falls in love with her whom he had once met but cannot recognize her as Meesha had her face covered when she met him. Meesha's step sister lies to Mayer saying that she is the girl whom he had met and fell in love with and tries to make him fall for her. Rooman (Faizan Khwaja) helps out Meesha claiming to be a fairy man sent by the fairy god mother to help her. Overtime She develops close friendship with Rooman. Mayer realizes that the girl whom he had fallen in love with was Meesha. Meesha is supposed to get married to Mayer but she feels confused over her feelings and cannot figure out whom she likes best: Mayer or Rooman. The story progresses as she gets in touch with her true feelings.
The episode starts with a small girl, Meesha who has a horrible dream. Afraid, she goes to her grandmother, Dado and tells her about the dream. Dado interprets the dream as a bad omen. On other side, Saifullah persuades her wife, Meher to come to her home & live with Meesha. Meher refuses as she considers Meesha as his illegal daughter. Saifullah has a heart attack and dies. At his funeral, Meher arrives with her 2 daughters, Zaini & Aimee. As Saifullah named his property on behalf of Dado, Meher agrees to keep Meesha in home but refuses to spend any money on her. Hardship of Meesha begins as meher and her daughters treat her ill. One day a person passes near their home announcing inauguration of carnival festival. Both girls are excited after hearing of festival.
Zaini & Aimee start preparing for festival. Meesha also wants to go there, she asks to meher to which she rejects. Moreover dado also denies permission to Meesha. But she secretly prepares her own dress for festival by lending decorative items of both sisters. Meher is distressed as Bano wants to come to meet dado. Bano, whose marriage was initially fixed with Saifullah, but was later broken by him. To ensure that meesha does go to fest, Meher gives huge amount of work to her. Meesha finishes all works early so as to go to festival. Meher and both girls go to festival where they accidentally brush up with meesha. At fest, meesha meets Mayer, but mayer is unable to see meesha face due to her mask. As she becomes late, so she takes shortcut via boat along with mayer. Upon reaching home Meher finds Meesha working. Dado comes to know about her trip and becomes angry with her. Meesha finds that her one earring is lost. The earring is with Mayer. Zaini discuss about fest with her friends. During meeting with Suraiya, Meher comes to know that Bano is only richest woman and is searching for a suitable bride for her son, Mayer.
Meesha again sees the horrible dream. The next day, Meesha falls ill. Meher with changed attitude, agrees to invite Bano to her home. When Dado suspects her intentions, she clearly states that she wouldn’t help her. Bano arrives at meher with mayer. At there, zaini confides her that she was the girl whom he met at fest. Bano and dado have some older talk. Next day, bano invites all girls in the town to come to her home. This is so as mayer can select the one girl for him. Zaini and aimee prepares for function. Meesha also wants to go to function. So she asks Dado to come with her to go to bano mansion. In order to avoid meesha from going to function, Meher puts sleeping pills in Dado’s soup. As a result Dado keeps sleeping at the time of the function.
Meher telephones Bano to tell her that Meesha isn’t coming. Meesha being distressed, starts crying badly and complains to Allah for her problems and asks fairymother to come down and solve her problems. As she opens eyes, she finds a man standing front of her. When she asks, he tells that his name is Roman and he is a fairy god and has come down to help her. He further tells her about her life making her believe. Roman helps her by making her reach bano mansion and giving her beautiful dress. At function, meesha mess up everything and quickly runs out from there. She curses roman for everything. It is revealed that roman is actually nephew of Suraiya, whom she has called to do household works. Later Roman gives Meesha tips about attracting Mayer towards her.
Relationship starts brewing between mayer and zaini. Meesha is upset at seeing all this. Roman gives her tips and asks her to ignore him as much as possible. Meanwhile meher, after seeing Roman asks suraiya to send him to her home so as to do small house works. At first suraiya is hesitant, but roman convinces her to send him so as he can earn some cash. Bano asks zaini to come to her home and help her in work. Mayer ask zaini so as she can impress bano. She has also called Meesha for doing all rest works which Dado declines. After lot of persuasion, dado finally agrees. Roman accidentally spills water on zaini hair so to prevent her from going to bano.
Both Meesha and Zaini arrive at bano mansion. Meesha uses Roman’s tips and Mayer asks her name. She becomes overjoyed. On the other side, due to prolonged outside night trips, Suraiya ejects Roman from her house. Roman sleeps outside Meher’s house. Meanwhile Zaini asks Mayer to cancel the rasam function which he refuses as he can’t go against her mother’s wishes. Mayer becomes furious over her stubborn attitude. Further meesha adds fuel to fire by provoking Zaini against Bano saying that bano dislikes her. Further Suraiya attitude towards Roman becomes changed as she learns about his good qualities.
Suraiya becomes caring towards Roman. She even asks roman to marry her to which Roman disagrees. Misunderstandings further enhance between Mayer and zaini. Meher after learning of Suraiya’s thoughts asks roman to stay with her. Zaini had an argument with bano which further enrages mayer and creates distances within them. As Mayer tries to convince her mom, she agrees on one condition that Zaini should say sorry to her inrasam function in front of everything. Suraiya again convinces Roman. Mayer tells bano decision to zaini. Meesha further fills ears of bano against zaini. Zaini to tease mayer, tells him about her previous fake boyfriends. In shahbad, an old person named Shah Baba is about to bring a girl to his reign.
Closeness between Mayer and Meesha start increasing. On other side, Roman likeness towards Meesha increases. In shahbad, shah baba scolds farjad, his waliad for his negligence and asks him to bring his pride back to him. Farjad continues his search. Complications between mayer and zaini increases. To tease zaini, mayer starts using meesha to tease zaini.
As farjad approaches zaini, she makes him run away as a thief. To save zaini rom mental depression, meher scolds meesha and warns her of not going near mayer. Zaini convinces bano and asks sorry from her thus keeping both mayer and bano under control. Seeing this, meesha gets depressed and cries in front of roman and expresses her grief. Back at home, she thinks about roman and develops feelings about roman. Farjad meets aimee. Zaini and mayer are happy about their marriage. Once again meesha sees dream and finds mayer chasing her. Farjad calls shah baba to tell him that he has found the girl.
Roman confesses his feelings towards meesha to dado. Dado insists him to confess to meesha. New relations begin between aimee and farjad. Zaini scuttles back farjad in front of aimee thus insulting farjad. Aimee becomes angry with zaini. To take revenge, aimee tells mayer that the girl whom he met at festival was meesha, not zaini. Hearing this, mayer breaks his relation with zaini. Love blossoms between farjad and aimee. Dado confesses her desires to roman for meesha. As they are discussing about his lie, suraiya comes and asks about the lie.
To save zaini’s relation, meher invoke bano about meesh’s mother, her family and puts seed of doubt. As meher scold meesha for mayer, she openly says that she isn’t interested in mayer. In front of suraiya, roman tells that he lied to meesha about fairy god so as to help her and he did all this as he loved her. Meesha is broken after hearing this and becomes rude towards him. Farjad asks aimee to run away from her house. Meesha agrees to marry mayer. Dado is angry as meesha didn’t asked her once about her decision. Meher asks bano to ask bano about meesha’s mother which enrages dado. Conflict arise between meesha and dado. As meher beats meesha, roman comes to rescue her. Meanwhile shah baba orders to decorate his mansion for her good luck arrival.
Mayer sees conservation between meesha and roman and questions about it. As roman leaves for city, suraiya stops him by blackmailing him saying that she will tell about his love towards meesha to mayer. Bano asks meesha to come to her home so as she can learn their home rules. Dado is against it but meesha decides to go there. Meanwhile zaini is caught having drugs. Mayer bails her out. Aimee leaves her house. Meesha leaves but returns halfway to meet dado. Meher is heartbroken due to her daughters. Roman wants to work so as not to porve himself wrong to world eyes.
Aimee meets shah baba. Meesha consoles meher. Seeing her caring attitude, meher has change of heart. She asks dado to go with meesha to bano so as to repent for her deeds. Meanwhile bano asks suraiya for wedding planer. At shahbad, shah baba shows his whole region to aimee. Meanwhile zaini protests meher’s decision to which she console her by saying that she is actually going to destroy meesha desire of marrying mayer. Real hardship for zaini begins as she has to constantly serve dado. At other side, in lack of exposure to outer world, meesha shows her low standard habits which disgust bano.
Suariya offers roman work of wedding planner at mayer house. Meher further sweetly destroys meesha further plans. Farjad troubles grow as aimee questions about shah baba’s talks. The animals die, crops are destroyed, bridge is broken. Shah baba condier it as bad omen and assumes that aimee is not that girl. Meher further creates rifts between meesha and bano. Shah baba keeps an eye on aimee and comes to confirm that aimee was wrong girl and scolds farjad for that.
Shah baba throws aimee into prison. Meesha seeing gardener goes and helps him in his work, thus makin her hands dirty. It is revealed that the lucky girl is daughter of sikandar which was killed by shah baba, His wife died in shock. Shah baba took his daughter and decide to marry her to farjad at age of 7 years. Meesha goes with roman to cloth designer where she bargains for clothes thus irritating bano. Meanwhile dado’s health deteriorates. Rifts between meesha and bano continue to grow. Shah baba decides to go to meesha himself to take her. Farjad pleads shash baba to release aimee which he declines. Dado’s health deteriorates very much. A heated argument takes place between meesha and bano. Mayer seeing her mother being insulted slaps meesha. Meesha is shocked. Both mayer and meesha are disturbed.
Suraiya once again trys roman to marry roman by again blackmailing to which roman responds by saying her to tell truth to mayer. Mayer convinces meesha to obey his mother to which she furiously denies. Shah baba meets bano and meher and requests them to take his Khushbakt or Meesha with him by framing false story about her family. Meesha agrees to go with him but on condition that first before going she will meet her dado and second that mayer will go along with her. Shah baba agrees. Suraiya ejects roman out of her house finally. When meesha goes to meet dado, zaini stops and convinces her to go. Dado tells roman about meesha’s truth. When saifullah was posted in shahbad, he went to hakim Sikandar for treatment. Shah baba was irritant of sikandar as he disrupted his magical and spiritual work of him. That’s why he never allowed to open school in shahbad. Saifullah gives him solution that he will take meesha to his home and nurture her as his own daughter. Shah baba, meesha and mayer travel in train. Mayer, being not habitual of travelling by train feels discomfrted.
Dado further tells that shah baba killed sikandar. Hearing about his death, his wife dies in shock. Shah baba initially puts meesha in prison. Suddenly all good things happen in shabad. So shah baba decides to keep meesha with her. Saifullah being kind hearted, first pleads him to release meesha. But when he rejects, he takes meesha away from shahbad. Mayer wants to go to washroom, so he insists meesha to come along. At station, due to mayer, both miss their train. Farjad decides to elope with aimee. Both meesha and mayer reaches shahbad on foot. Reaching there, shah baba shows his kingdom to meesha. Dado takes promise from roman to bring back meesha. On the way, roman meets farjad and aimee and comes to know about shah baba plans.
While taking a tour, meesha discovers long steel chains. When shah baba discuss about their dilemma and meesha’s truth, mayer hears all. However, he is caught and shah baba warns him of not to tell anything to meesha, else consequences can be severe. Meesha meets a woman in prison who tells her to escape away from shahbad. Roman telephones shah baba about farjad whereabouts posing himself as his friend. Roman meets meesha and tells her that he has come to help her. Mayer insists shah baba to let him go. Shah baba agrees on term that he can go after her marriage. When meesha shows roman the woman, he tells her all the truth. Roman convinces shah baba to bring farjad by emotionally blackmailing.
Episode 19(Last Episode)
Being unable to convince her, shah baba orders mayer to convince meesha to marry farjad and forget mayer. Roman convinces meesha to get her out of troubles. Meesha comes to see the true colours of mayer as he pleads her to marry farjad in order to save himself. Roman says meesha to quietly agree to shah baba wishes as a part of his plan. Meesha agrees to marry farjad but on the condition that mayer must be allowed to return to his home. Meesha is frieghtened about upcoming day. Roman asks her to trust him. Before wedding meesha finally confesses her feelings towards roman and roman also reciprocates his feelings. On night, as farjad doesn’t arrive, roman reveals his plan. Shah baba then changes his mind and decides to marry meesha himself to which roman protests. Finally farjad arrives announcing that he has takeover all kingdom and decides to put shah baba and his faithful behind prison.
- Maya Ali as Meesha/Cinderella
- Osman Khalid Butt as Mayer
- Faizan Khawaja as Rooman
- Eshita Mehboob as Zaini
- Mukarram Kaleem
- Warda Butt as Amy
- Nasreen Qureshi as Granny
- Saba Hameed as Meher
- Hina Khawaja Bayat]] as Bano
- Laila Zubairi as Suraya
- Rehan Sheikh as Saifullah
- Qavi Khan as Shah Baba
The drama series Aik Nayee Cinderella (her love was not a fairytale) was written by Faiza Iftikhar and directed by Haissam Hussain. It is a production of A & B entertainment]]. Maya Ali and Osman Khalid Butt were selected to be the protagonists of the series; Faizan Khawaja and Eshita Mehboob were also selected to be in leading roles and Saba Hameed was selected to be the antagonist. The series also focuses on the novel of Cinderella. The drama was shot in the beautiful areas of Nathia Gali, Pakistan, because of which many people were attracted to the show.
On 13 October 2012 the show finally debuted for its first episode on Geo TV, the show had gain much response from the audience and it was among the top dramas of Pakistan, with the total of 19 episodes the series ended on 13 March 2013. Because of its immense popularity the show aired on another Pakistani Channel Geo Kahani will soon air in India on channel Zee Zindagi.
The drama generated positive reviews with critics calling in "fresh" and "funny". The drama had high rating and was second only to the wildly popular drama Zindagi Gulzar Hai. It generated 6.99 TRPs on average and was aired once again due to its popularity on channel Geo Kahani due to immense popularity it will also air in India soon on channel Zee Zindagi. It is the one of the highest-rated Pakistani television series.
- "Episodes of Aik Nayee Cindrella". DramasOnline. Retrieved December 12, 2012.