Usman Mukhtar Dedicates Post To Naimal Khawar Khan

Usman Mukhtar Dedicates Post To Naimal Khawar Khan

As “Anaa” came to a close, Usman Mukhtar thanks fans and his co-star while fans speculate on the mystery of Usman and Naimal’s finale outfits

Anaa is a show that comprised of a large ensemble cast, including popular names like Hania Amir, Shehzad Sheikh, Tara Mehmood, Shamil Khan, along with many others.  While the show had many characters and storylines to focus on, the “Izzal” fandom felt continuously let down by the lack of screen time allotted to these two fan-favorite characters, portrayed beautifully by the actors depicting them – Usman Mukhtar and Naimal Khawar Khan.  In the finale, fans were finally given the sweet moments they had been waiting for between Altamash and Izza, which aired on September 8, 2019.  On the night the show came to a close, Usman Mukhtar shared a sentimental tweet dedicated to his character, Altamash:

”Farewell #Altamash, thankyou for coming into my life and to the writer and director, thank you for creating Altamash and allowing me to let the world see him through my eyes. #anaa #humtv”

On September 9, 2019, Usman Mukhtar shared a sweet post dedicated to his co-star, and close pal, Naimal Khawar Khan.  The caption read:

“Izza! Altamash was no one without Izza. The writer crafted such a complex character who was always conflicted but always strong and bold enough to state what she thought was right. She kicked Altamash’s ass multiple times. She stood by what she thought was right.”

Discussing Naimal’s character and the strength “Izza” has been written with, he goes on to praise Naimal for her acting chops:

#naimalkhawar executed it with such a flawless grace and acting. Thank you Izza for allowing Altamash to be vulnerable. Once again kudos to the writer for the beautiful moments of tension and ease in the relationship of these two characters. #izzah #altamash #izzal #anaa #islamabad“

What immediately set tongues wagging was the image posted from the finale.  Set alongside a picture of Usman and Naimal from Naimal’s recent marriage to Hamza Ali Abbasi, the similarities between the outfits came across as more than just a coincidence. 

Some wondered if the two actors recycled the outfits from the shoot only to wear them again on Naimal’s Nikkah.

Another fan mentioned that the scene had only been shot recently, making it possible that the outfits had been re-used after Naimal’s Nikkah.

Regardless of the mystery, it’s certain that fans have been loving the Usman Mukhtar-Naimal Khawar Khan chemistry.  One fan went on to compare the Altamash-Izza chemistry to that of Asher and Khirad from Humsafar, played by fan favorites Fawad Afzal Khan and Mahira Khan. 

“Anaa” was the first and last drama project for Naimal Khawar Khan with Naimal announcing her “retirement” from acting back in December 2018.  However, “Izzal” fans will still be able to follow Usman Mukhtar’s acting career, as the actor has several projects lined up, including Sabaat with Sarah Khan, which will be aired on Hum TV.

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By Sophia Qureshi
Pakistani Drama enthusiast, Bollywood fan, elementary school teacher, writer, reader, photographer, lifelong student and mother