If we tell you that a mega film is announced today in Karachi in a highly exclusive (read secretive) event. The film is a biopic based on the life of one of the pioneers of the pop music in Pakistan. And, finally and most importantly, one of our superstars will essay the role of the legendary singer in it.
Can you guess the name of the film, singer or the superstar we are talking about?
Well, let me give you an hint first: Albela Rahi.
Does it ring any bells?
Of course it does. There is no known Albela Rahi other than Alamgir, the living legend who defined the pop music scene in Pakistan in 80s and ruled the million of hearts for more than two decades with his music.
The biopic, titled Albela Rahi, based on the life of Alamgir will be directed by Sultan Ghani and produced by Fog Catcher Films, a sister concern of Stimulus Productions, as revealed in a kick-off ceremony held at Area 51 in Karachi today.
But, the biggest surprise is still left to be shared with you.
Fawad Khan, yes you read right, is playing the role of the singer in the film. Khan, who has already been roped in by Bilal Lashari for playing Maula Jutt in the much awaited remake, has signed the second Pakistani film in a month.
This is surely a very big news for the gazillions of Fawad’s fans who always wanted to see him contributing to the Pakistani cinema.
Fawad Khan made a surprise entry to the stage singing the titular song putting the audience in the fits of surprise and euphoria.
Alamgir also joined the event through the video conference. He has written the script of the film himself.
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The revelation has taken the social media by storm, as the hashtag #AlbelaRahi topped the trends on Twitter in the evening.
The other details of the film, like rest of the cast and when the shooting will commence, has not been revealed yet. The film has already taken one of the high priority slots in our radar. We will keep you updated as we learn more in future.