Noor Bukhari, the former actress, model and director, has been in the industry for over two decades. We have seen her in films, dramas and TV shows throughout our lives, until she decided to quit showbiz last year, following her increased zeal towards Islam. Noor recently started wearing Hijab too and has always stood by her decision, through and through. Recently, however, we found out that Noor Bukhari is all set to make a comeback with a rather special project. We talked to the woman herself to find out more about it. Here’s almost everything you need to know about this project. Read on!
While talking to Galaxy Lollywood, Noor said, “I have a dear friend, Sara Tahir, who is a singer. She recites naats too. She recently asked me to a direct a naat video for her. Naats are something so close to my heart so I instantly said yes. My DOP Adeel PK (Pervaiz Kaleem) and I didn’t charge a rupee for this project because it’s just so sacred. This is our tribute to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).”
Upon being asked if she’d like to venture further into direction, Noor told that this is it for now. She’d definitely like to direct similar projects but she is not too sure about films or dramas yet. “Anything (be it a film/video) that presents a soft image of Muslims to the world, I wouldn’t mind being a part of it. This project was just a manifestation of my love for our Prophet, given it’s Rabi-ul-Awwal too. I will be launching the video properly, very soon.”
“The naat is written by Azam Chishti’s son Israr Chishti. He is the one who has composed it too. Saira Tahir is on the vocals. Editing, production and everything else is done by Adeel Pervaiz Kaleem and his team while it’s directed by me, of course. I hope God accepts our efforts,” said Noor, towards the end.
Here’s wishing Noor Bukhari the best of luck for her new project. You do you, Noor!