With Ehd E Wafa being sponsored by the ISPR, it has been assumed that the story will revolve around the army and follow the path of “Alpha Bravo Charlie” and “Sunehre Din,” past successful army-based plays. However, writer Mustafa Afridi set the record straight and informed the audience of what can be expected in an interview conducted exclusively with Gulf News. Afridi is quick to point out that the play is not one that will follow propaganda, as he was given the creative liberty to write the story as desired.
Mustafa Afridi gave the scoop on what can be expected in the drama, elevating excitement levels with the new information. With Osman Khalid Butt, Ahad Raza Mir, Ahmed Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali stepping into the “lead” roles, the story follows the journey of these four characters. According to Afridi, the gang, Saad, Shehryar, Shahzain and Shariq, are childhood friends that set off for college together. Afridi states “Since their names start with the letter ‘S,’ they call themselves the SS gang, or SSG.” Once there, they have a great college experience, but as a result of a misunderstanding, the four friends go their separate ways and behave as strangers once they leave the school. The lives of the four boys go through drastic changes once they enter their respective fields, each heading into different fields including politics, military, civil service and media. While their stories will be running parallel, giving each character a chance to shine, it is suggested that the stories will come together. With their fields intertwined, it is not unlikely that the boys will find themselves in a situation where they will have to work together – or against each other.
It has been seen in the released teasers that Osman Khalid Butt’s character will delve into politics, while Ahad Raza Mir’s character will be seen in as a cadet in the army. This leaves Ahmed Ali Akbar and Wahaj Ali to step into the roles of most likely a journalist and government official. Wahaj Ali shared a video to his insta story on September 8, 2019, a video that showed an image of the 4 boys with leaves falling around it – in true “Mohabbatein” fashion -, giving a feeling of nostalgia and potential heartbreak.
With the show confirmed at 24 episodes, viewers will be allotted enough time for each story to get the necessary attention. The show is directed by Saife Hassan, is produced by Momina Duraid productions in conjunction with the ISPR and also stars Zara Noor Abbas, Alizeh Shah and Vaneeza Ahmed in important roles, along with Faraz Inam, Syed Mohammad Ahmed and Hajra Yamin.