Fawad Khan rarely makes an appearance – on social media or otherwise (unless it’s for Pepsi) – but when he does it has to be for something big. And this time the actor made a surprise social media appearance to answer the burning question we’ve all been asking: when is The Legend of Maula Jatt revealing?
And turns out the rumours have been true all along – the film is expected to hit the screens on Eid ul Fitr 2020 as per Fawad and the film’s producer Ammara Hikmat. Not only that, Fawad gave his fans a double treat by sharing a picture from his first day of the shoot for the film.
The film has been directed by Bilal Lashari and also starres Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick and Gohar Rasheed among others. The film has been touted as Pakistan’s most expensive production to date.
Mahira also gave Maula her ‘mubarak’ on this latest development.
It has been a long wait but the makers of The Legend of Maula Jatt have finally managed to sort out the film’s legal battles and clear the path for its release.
Reports had revealed that Sarwar Bhatti who had filed a case against the film for copyright infringement has withdrawn his case and has reached an agreement with the makers.
Speaking to a private news outlet Bhatti had said “Ammara [producer] and Bilal Lashari [director] are like my children. Someone misguided them but all kids tend to make mistakes and therefore I am willing to put everything behind me. I am doing this for their welfare, for the revival of cinema and to give the much-needed boost to Pakistan’s film industry. I will no longer be a hurdle in the release of The Legend of Maula Jatt.”
Bhatti had claimed that Maula Jatt was his property and had filed an application for a stay order to prevent the director from using the character, name and dialogues and asked the court to stop the film from being released.
Meanwhile, it is likely that it will be Fawad vs Fawad at the box-office this Eid ul Fitr because Fawad’s other project Money Back Guarantee is also scheduled to release on Eid-ul-Fitr along with Urwa Hocane and Farhan Saeed’s Tich Button.
Watch the first look of The Legend of Maula Jatt here: