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Shehr-e-Zaat title screen
|Also known as||English: The City of Self '|
by Umera Ahmad
|Written by||Umera Ahmed|
|Directed by||Sarmad Sultan Khoosat|
|Creative director(s)||Munir Ahmad|
|Theme music composer||Muzaffar Ali original composer of OST|
|Opening theme||Yaar Ko Hum Ne Ja Ba Ja Dekha by Abida Parveen|
|Country of origin||Pakistan|
|No. of episodes||19|
|Production location(s)||Karachi, Thatta, Lahore|
Syed Tanveer Alam|
|Camera setup||Multi-camera setup|
|Running time||45–50 Minutes|
7th Sky Entertainment
|Original network||Hum TV|
|First shown in||Pakistan|
|Original release||29 June– 2 November 2012|
|Preceded by||Mata-e-Jaan Hai Tu|
|Followed by||Zindagi Gulzar Hai|
Shehr-e-Zaat (lit: The City Of Self) (Urdu: شہرذات) is a 2012 Pakistani spiritual romantic drama serial based on the novel of the same name by Umera Ahmed. It is directed by Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, and produced by Momina Duraid and Abdullah Kadwani. It stars Mahira Khan, Mikaal Zulfiqar and Mohib Mirza in the leads.
The Hum network gave its program three Hum Awards, including Best Drama Serial, having nominated it in seven categories. Mohib Mirza was nominated for best supporting actor at the Pakistan Media Awards in 2013. A special transmission was held in Karachi and broadcast on Hum TV at the conclusion of the drama. It was also broadcast in India on Zindagi Channel under the same name.
Shehr-e-Zaat revolves around a beautiful day-dreamer Falak Sher Afgan (Mahira Khan); an only child to very rich parents. Falak is a student of fine arts who makes the sculpture of the man of her dreams and falls head over heels in love when she finds the breathing manifestation of it in Salman Ansar (Mikaal Zulfiqar).
- Mahira Khan as Falak Sher Afghan
- Mohib Mirza as Hamza Malik
- Nadia Afghan as Tabinda
- Mikaal Zulfiqar as Salman Ansar
- Samina Peerzada as Falak's grandmother
- Hina Khawaja Bayat as Mehr-un-Nisa Afghan
- Mansha Pasha as Rashna
- Sohail Hashmi as Ansar
- Sana Javed as Marium
- Tariq Niazi as Jameel
- Rifat Humera Channa as Hadiqa
- Seemi Pasha as Nusrat Ansar
|"Yaar ko Humne Jabaja Dekha"||Raqs-e-Bismil||Abida Parveen||Muzaffar Ali||Hazrat Shah Niaz|
|"Zahid Ne Mera Hasil-e-Iman Nahi Dekha"||Raqs-e-Bismil||Abida Parveen||Muzaffar Ali||Asghar Gondhvi|
Reception and rebroadcasts
In a blog on The Tribune, a writer wrote about "misplaced knowledge of Islam" due to the way the story presented Sufism and Islamization. Dawn declared the series as one of the highlights of 2012.
- mahira khan won best actress at hum awrds and pakistan media awrards
- "Shehr-e-Zaat a spiritual Romance". Sadaf Haider. Express Tribune. 12 October 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- "1st Hum TV Awards Results out; Shehr-e-Zaat wins best drama".
- Quraishi, Faisal (March 14, 2013). "1st Hum Awards celebrate showbiz achievements". Dawn.
- "Shehr-e-Zaat and its misplaced knowledge of Islam". Anam Zeb. Express Tribune. 7 November 2012. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
- Khalid, Eefa (December 31, 2012). "Pakistani dramas: highlights of 2012". Dawn.
- "Mahira Khan returns to Indian television with Shehr-e-Zaat". IANS. India Today. June 23, 2015.
- "Crossing Border:'Shehr-e-Zaat' will air on Zindagi channel in India". August 11, 2015.
- "Shehr-e-Zaat to air on Zindagi starting August 13 is one of the shows to look forward to". Times Of India.