Ali Saleem also known as Begum Nawazish Ali is back with another show “The Late Late Show with Ali Saleem” and this time he himself will be hosting the show. not his doppelganger Begum Nawazish Ali the divorcee who flirted and skirted her way through everything from politics to entertainment news.
He was away from the limelight for a long time and when asked about the reason he said: I’ve been hosting as Begum on and off since 2005. I had a lot of fun with Begum, it was a great run. But as an actor, performing the same character over and over again can get monotonous. I had explored every aspect of Begum’s character and as time went on it just wasn’t fun anymore. It was becoming tedious and laborious so I stopped.
He was then busy shooting for Mor Mahal, his character is very interesting. 2015 was a very busy year for Ali Saleem but then Dawn approached him with the idea of doing a morning show which was then converted into late night show.
The new show is totally different from the old show that he used to host. Ali saleem said:
We decided that Begum had been done to death, though that’s probably not the best phrase to use. So someone said to me, why don’t you just play yourself? Ever since I started working as an actor, from 1998 to date, I had never been asked to be ‘myself,’ just Ali Saleem. I now feel like I have the confidence to do that. I don’t need to wear heavy saris and makeup to impress people anymore. I can just be me.
In his first episode he will invite Humayun Saeed, Mehwish Hayat and Nadeem Baig.
Dont forget to watch The Late Late Show with Ali Saleem every weekend at 11:05 pm at Dawn News starting from 26th March 2016.