The Fat Owl & Navin Waqar Connection!
A fair few months ago - a day before Navin Waqar's drama 'Saya-e-Deewaar Bhi Nahin' started airing [haha, I know right.. oh my gosh, so much eeee'ing to be done here (if you know, you know), but let's move on] - I posted a random picture of Waqar on my Instagram, with a curiously confusing caption.
I had written, "Yeh na hoteen toh aaj main 'the fat owl' na hoti." [As you can see, I'm not one for theatrics.] Yeh keh kar, I literally left everyone wondering for - I kid you not - 40 weeks! In these forty weeks, I have been repeatedly reminded of this time and time again. Aur aaj - kyun ke mauka bhi hai, aur milestone bhi [I just totally butchered that phrase] - haar maan hi li.
When I hit that 10K mark, I thought now would be the perfect time to take you back to where it all began. *offers to hold your hand* So, without further adieu, I present to you [hey, that rhymed]: the Navin Waqar and Fat Owl connection.
As most of my Owlians may be aware, I have grown up on a heavy diet of American - with a dash of classic Pakistani - television. Although I loved my classic Pakistani plays, e.g. Ankahi, Aangan Terha, Sona Chandi; I was oddly oblivious to the nouvelle Pakistani TV scene. I did not know who Mahira Khan was [I'll give you a moment to gasp]; Fawad Khan to me was "that cute guy from Khuda Kay Liye." [You can give me a pass for this] and Navin.. well.. I'll get to her in a bit. Itni jaldi kaise bata doon? Anyway, you get the picture so far, nah?
Let's rewind a little, shall we? So, once upon a waqt, I went through this phase where I was all "I want to be the most PAKISTANI Pakistani there is, right. I will watch Pakistani channels. I will brush up on my Pakistani music knowledge. Learn Pakistani slang [Mutz Cutz and his Desi Dictionary, anyone?] I will wear Pakistani clothes [I've done many a silly photo-shoot posing mashriqi-ly in my limited shalwaar-kameez collection]. Anklets, churiyaan, gimme!" Basically, I desperately wanted in on the cool Pakistani "scene." I'm sure you're slowly starting to understand why I, "the Fat Owl," do what I do.*beams proudly* Hehe.
Continued below, because of course!