Mussarat Nazir with Sudhir

Mussarat Nazir with Sudhir

He was the first macho-man of Pakistani Cinema, and she was Pakistan’s first sex-symbol. Therefore, it is no wonder then that their first pairing together in Baaghi (1956) generated sparks onscreen. Baaghian action packed drama was inspired by Apache. Sudhir played the key role of a patriot and Mussarat Nazir was cast as the sweetheart of the revolutionary hero. The film proved to be super-hit thus paving a way for more onscreen pairings.

Mussarat-Sudhir was one of the most successful pairings in Pakistani Cinema, giving some stiff competition to Sabiha-Santosh pairing in the 50s. Some of their classic films together include Yakkey Wali, Mahi Munda, Jaan-e-Bahar, Aankh-ka-Nasha, Jhoomer and Kartar Singh.

Mussarat left the film industry in 1965, when she married Dr. Arshad Majeed, and moved to Canada. Sudhir on the other hand, formed successful screen pairings with new and upcoming heroines like Zeba, Saloni etc.