Udaari has not only captivated the Pakistani audience with its powerful subject, but the show has also managed to win hearts across the border.
Ahsan Khan in particular, has been well received by audiences and critics alike for the realistic portrayal of his character, Imtiaz Sheikh. He has even found new fans in Bollywood couple, Aditya Pancholi and Zarina Wahab.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Ahsan said, “It’s a huge honour for me to receive this appreciation from one of the greatest villains of all times.”
“Udaari isn’t being aired in India currently but these two stars have been watching my show on YouTube. I really appreciate their love and support.”
“Reena Roy is also following my show and has also appreciated my role,” he added.
Recently, a popular cafe in Karachi drew a mural of Imtiaz on one of their walls to spread awareness of child abuse.
Directed by Mohammed Ehteshamuddin, the hit TV serial also stars Urwa Hocane, Farhan Saeed, Bushra Ansari and Samiya Mumtaz in key roles.