The biggest ‘entertainment’ news of the week has to be Mahira Khan joining Nabeel Qureshi and Fizza Ali Meerza’s upcoming film Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad as the leading lady.
Though the film had been announced earlier with Fahad Mustafa as the hero, the makers of the film had remained tight-lipped about the heroine and had said that the search for her was on. But that was until Tuesday evening when director Nabeel made the announcement.
Speaking to The Current, Nabeel said that he was very excited to have Mahira onboard.
“Both the actors fit in the characters perfectly,” Qureshi said.
Sharing further details about the film, Nabeel said that the film will be a satirical action-comedy – something along the lines of their previous superhit film Actor in Law, which also had Fahad as the lead.
The film will mostly be shot in Karachi and is expected to release in 2020 on Eid ul Azha.
Fans had been eagerly anticipating Mahira and Fahad’s pairing on the big screen, particularly after Mahira came on Fahad’s Jeeto Pakistan in May. Looks like their wish has finally been heard.
Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad will be Fahad, Nabeel and Fizza’s fifth project together – the trio has given us Na Maloom Afraad 1 & 2, Actor in Law and Load Wedding previously.
Meanwhile, promotions for the film have already begun and the filmmakers have started teasing audiences with short videos like the one of Mahira asking Fahad why he used to say that she doesn’t want to work with her.
“Bolo haan keh naa“, has been a tagline in most tweets.
Mahira’s last film was Superstar which released this year while Fahad was last seen on the big screen last year in Load Wedding and Jawani Phir Nai Aani 2.