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Faysal Quraishi is probably one of the finest actors Pakistan’s television industry has produced. Most of the dramas he has been a part of, revolve around unique characters and plots. Some of his recent best projects include Baba Jani that featured him in the titular role. The drama is currently streaming on ZEE5 that is an Indian web portal.

He plays the character of a loving brother, a caring father, and a loyal husband. Faysal has also co-produced the play that is gaining an immense amount of praise and acknowledgment from viewers everywhere.

“A strong character is important in today’s world,” read the channel’s post on Twitter.



“It feels great to have your drama being streamed globally especially when we have had so much foreign content being played in our country over the years,” Faysal said in a chat with Something Haute, in response to his feelings about his drama being streamed on an Indian portal. “The appreciation feels great, of course.”

Baba Jani is a drama that offers a lot of messages. As a co-producer, it makes me extremely happy that the play will reach a wider audience,” he said. “I’ve been receiving a lot of messages of appreciation from the Indian audience as well as those Pakistan viewers who came across the drama through ZEE5.”

However, he did share his disappointment regarding The State Bank of Pakistan’s decision to direct all banks to stop the online payment of Indian streaming platforms including Zee5.

“It would have only favoured our own country and industry. They wanted a lot of production from Pakistan,” admitted Faysal who is a very patriotic individual.

“We’re only hurting the growth of our own industry. We would’ve earned more than what we would have spent as a result of this collaboration.”

Artists all across the globe fail to understand the ban culture and Faysal Quraishi is also unhappy with this decision.

“Trade happens all over the world, including India and Pakistan. Other things are also being exported,  however, art seems to be an easy target every time there’s some political tension,” he concluded.