Along with his Pardes co-star Dur-e-Fishan Saleem. Actor Affan Waheed appeared on Ahsan Khan’s discussion show. The two had an open and honest discussion about their personal and professional life.
Dur-e-Fishan was proposed to by a white classmate in America when she was studying for her bachelor’s degree. According to the Do Bol actress. He claimed that the Dilruba diva contemplated the proposal but ultimately declined it. When Ahsan inquired about it, Dur-e-Fishan replied that she was just 19 years old at the time. So it was too early for her to marry, and she was also concerned about her mother’s reaction. So she denied his proposal after giving it some thought.
Even Dur-e-Fishan revealed something about the Shehnai hero: he broke up with him three months ago and is now single again.
The host inquired about Affan’s refusal to work with Dur-e-Fishan in Pardes. To which the Dastaan actor responded that he initially refused because when he signed the project. An established actress was playing her role. Who later opted out, and the director Marina Khan cast Dur-e-Fishan in the role. And he was simply not ready to do the same script with a newcomer. Which he had envisioned with an established star, He was also unsure of her Urdu language abilities.
Even Dur-e-Fishan stated that it is not because he does not want to work with newcomers. But rather because he was offered the role opposite a different co-star. But after 3-4 days of filming, he expressed his delight at working with her.
Affan recalled “On set during a scene Dure said, ‘Acha, tum najoom ho? [Are you a horoscope?]’ When the original dialogue was a romantic and intense ‘Acha, tum ilm-e-nujoom bhi ata hai? [Oh, you know astrology as well?]’”
Hira Mani, Tooba Siddiqui, and Ramsha Khan are among Affan’s favourite female co-stars.