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Arif Zakaria and Ira Dubey to reimagine Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Fatima Jinnah in Sony LIV’s Freedom at Midnight

Sony LIV introduces Arif Zakaria and Ira Dubey, who will bring to life the pivotal figures of Muhammad Ali Jinnah and Fatima Jinnah (His sister) in the upcoming series “Freedom at Midnight”. This political thriller drama delves into the events surrounding India’s independence and its partition through the lens of influential historical personalities.

Arif Zakaria’s depiction is set to showcase the various facets of Jinnah and his journey. Similarly, Ira Dubey’s portrayal of Fatima Jinnah who played a significant role in supporting and influencing his journey.

Expressing his excitement about playing a towering personality like Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the series, actor Arif Zakaria said, “In preparing to portray Muhammad Ali Jinnah, I realized how important it was to depict him as a flawed and complicated human being rather than an untouchable hero. I intend to add dimensions to Jinnah’s persona by delving into the depths of his psyche, bringing forth his complexity and revealing the motivations that inspired his acts. I hope to give a more genuine and comprehensive picture of Jinnah by adopting this method.”

Expressing her excitement about portraying a personality like Fatima Jinnah in the series, actress Ira Dubey says, “Freedom at Midnight marks my second collaboration with Sony LIV after Potluck. My role in this series is unlike any other I have played in the past, bringing me a unique yet challenging opportunity as an actor. Fatima’s bond with her brother, Jinnah, and her influence on him is a lesser-known aspect. She played a significant role in his life, standing by him from the start until the end, and the series will shed light on this dynamic relationship.”

“When casting for the roles of Jinnah and Fatima in the series, I was immediately drawn to Arif Zakaria for his striking physical presence – gaunt, towering, with piercing eyes and a commanding voice that exuded authenticity. His baritone and clipped British accent embodied the essence of Jinnah. In a similar vein, I chose Ira Dubey for her ability to embody the grace and strength of Fatima. Both actors effortlessly brought these characters to life, capturing the essence of their personalities and historical significance. Working with Arif and Ira was a testament to their talent and dedication, solidifying my belief that they were the perfect choices for these roles.” Said Nikkhil Advani, who is the showrunner and director of Freedom at Midnight.

Freedom at Midnight is Produced by Emmay Entertainment (Monisha Advani and Madhu Bhojwani) in association with StudioNext and Sony LIV, Nikkhil Advani serves as the Showrunner and Director. The story is penned by Abhinandan Gupta, Adwitiya Kareng Das, Gundeep Kaur, Divya Nidhi Sharma, Revanta Sarabhai, and Ethan Taylor.

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