Fawad Khan Returns To Indian Screens With Upcoming Drama Series

Fawad Khan and Sanam Saeed are set to star in an Indian channel SonyLiv series 'Shandur'.

Great news for Indian fans of Fawad Khan! After a hiatus from Indian cinema due to political tensions, the celebrated Pakistani actor is making a much-anticipated return. Known for his captivating performances in hits like The ‘Legends of Maula Jatt’ and ‘Humsafar’, Fawad has a special place in the hearts of fans both in Pakistan and abroad. With the lifting of the ban on Pakistani artists in Bollywood, anticipation is building for his latest project.

Polo, Power, and a Posh Nawab

Enter ‘Shandur,’ a big-budget series currently known by its working title. Here, Fawad slips into the polished boots of a Chitrali Nawab whose life revolves around the regal sport of polo. Shandur, nestled in the picturesque Chitral, hosts the world’s highest polo ground. 

Shandur's makers
Shandur’s makers

The Creative Powerhouse

The series is no less stellar behind the camera. Penned by Umera Ahmed, a name synonymous with deep, nuanced storytelling, such as ‘Sinf-e-Aahan’, and helmed by Asim Raza — known for his visually sumptuous cinematic ventures like ‘Ho Mann Jahan’ and ‘Parey Hut Love’ — this marks Asim Raza’s ambitious foray into the world of digital series. With Misbah Shafique, a seasoned hand with ZEE5 projects, at the production helm, ‘Shandur’ is shaping up to be a veritable feast for the senses.

The Dream Team

Fawad isn’t riding solo. Joining him is a constellation of Pakistani stars, including Sanam Saeed, Mikaal Zulfiqar and Hira Khan. Fawad and Sanam, who previously tugged at heartstrings in ‘Zindagi Gulzar Hai’, are also set to reunite in the much-anticipated ‘Barzakh’ and Netflix series ‘Jo Bachay Hain Sang Samait Lo’

‘Barzakh’ on the other hand, delves into themes of love, trauma, and the supernatural, with narratives as rich and complex as the settings themselves.


With filming locations of ‘Shandur’ spanning London, Birmingham, Islamabad, and Chitral, ‘Shandur’ is not just a drama; it’s a panoramic journey. The series’ international filming footprint not only enhances its visual appeal but also sets the stage for a culturally rich and expansive storyline. Slated for release on SonyLIV, this marks the platform’s first venture into Pakistani drama, heralding a new era of cross-border entertainment.

Shandur's makers
Shandur’s makers


While Indian fans are on the edge of their seats, the buzz is just as palpable back home in Pakistan, though it remains to be seen whether ‘Shandur’ will grace local screens. Regardless, with its promising ensemble and intriguing plot, this series is all set to be a riveting watch.

As Fawad Khan readies himself to gallop back into the limelight, fans on both sides of the border are in for a treat. With ‘Shandur,’ viewers can look forward to an exciting blend of lush landscapes and gripping drama. It will also be thrilling to see Fawad and Sanam Saeed reunite on screen, promising an unforgettable viewing experience. Stay tuned to Runway Pakistan for more details.