Abbas Khan aka Biji Pandey’s Nawabi Connection
He has got the Ada, Tehzeeb and Lehaza of a Nawab and has got a royal air about him! A flowing Anarkali Kurta, traditional Mojaris, and an Adorned Sword are his props! We are talking about none other than, your very own Biji Pandey (played by Abbas Khan) from SAB TV’s ‘Lapataganj – Ek Baar Phir’, who will be seen in a brand new avatar in the upcoming track of the show. Abbas, whose character Biji Pandey is a ‘Road side Romeo’, will be seen playing a Lucknawi Nawab in the show for the first time ever.
Though Abbas will play a Nawab on screen, it is a lesser known fact that Abbas actually belongs to an erstwhile royal family from Lucknow! Talking about his Nawabi connection, Abbas says, “Not many people know that I belong to the family of Nawabs from Lucknow. It is always fun to play a character you can relate with on screen. It has been a pleasure shooting in Lucknow as I have grown up here and it takes me back to the beautiful memory lane. This track has also helped me in brush up my Lucknawi mannerisms. We have also shot at my house for some scenes to lend an authentic Lucknawi look in the episode. ’
Coming from a Nawabi family, Abbas also helped the writers with the dialogues and the screenplay for this particular track.
Tune in to watch this Lucknawi episode on ‘Laapataganj – Ek Baar Phir’ at 10:00 pm every Monday to Friday only on SAB TV!
Source: SAB TV
Reporter: Sonali Naik