One of the most eagerly awaited films ‘Main Punjab Nahin Jaoongi’ has been in the news ever since it was first announced. Be it the fact that it would reunite the actor-director jodi Humayun Saeed and Nadeem Baig who last gave the blockbuster ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani’ or the presence of Iman Ali as the leading lady, the film had it all going. However we were in for a rude shock when reports started surfacing that Iman Ali had opted to drop out of the film!
We contacted the main man himself Humayun Saeed to know the real story and found out that Iman was never officially a part of the film and they were just in talks. And as for her dropping out, well Humayun revealed that it was a mutual decision taken by both the actors and that he will soon announce another film where he will be sharing space with Iman.
With Iman out of the picture, the obvious second choice seemed to be the talented Mehwish Hayat who is currently riding high on the success of ‘Actor In Law’. Given the response their hit drama serial ‘Dillagi’ has been getting and people loving the Humayun-Mehwish jodi it doesn’t come as a surprise that Humayun wanted to recreate the magic for the silver screen and that’s exactly what Humayun hinted at when we asked him the reason for Mehwish being cast.
With Mehwish as the heroine and a supporting cast which includes Ahmed Ali Butt, Samina Peerzada and Saba Waseem the film is all set to begin its shooting and targeting a late 2017 release.