Directed by Anjum Shahzad, the Feroze Khan and Sana Javed-starrer Khaani has broken all previous records. And, according to producer Abdullah Kadwani, who is also CEO of 7th Sky Entertainment, three different endings have been shot of the play.
Kadwani revealed this in a joint interview with Asad Qureshi, co-producer of the popular drama serial, while discussing the dynamics of the play.
When asked how a story line that has hardcore political undertones had been topping the ratings charts ever since it began, the producer told Aamna Haider Isani of Instep, “We are about to make history with Khaani.”
He added, “The ending is complicated because it is not a love story that can be given a straightforward happy ending. This ending has to be realistic.”
According to Kadwani, there is immense social pressure from fans.
He continued, “We’ve never seen people advocating for the villain. People are sympathetic for the villain; they want to see Feroze Khan pardoned. In fact they want to see him with Khaani. He’s a criminal. He’s a killer. And yet people are sending me private messages to somehow save him. It’s unbelievable.”
All scenes shot between Mir Hadi (Feroze Khan) and Khaani (Sana Javed) were hate-scenes, he added. They softened them with fantasy; all romantic scenes between the two were dream sequences and fantasy but people started reading too much into them and started taking them seriously. They started believing that the fantasy was the reality.
“We have to be fair to the purpose of the play,” Kadwani said, adding that they had shot three endings and the selection of the ending would be decided over the next, last three episodes.
On whether the public opinion will influence the chosen ending, Kadwani shared, “No. We have to decide what is right. If we go with public opinion, then we’ll have to get them married. We have to set an example here.”