Lifting up of lockdown restrictions has brought the activity back in the industry. The halted projects have resumed their shootings. Production houses are making interesting announcements and are expected to go on floors soon with their new ventures. The latest project to be announced comes from Wajahat Rauf who will be directing for television after three years.
The drama titled Raqs e Bismil will see Imran Ashraf and Sarah Khan pair up for the first time. Written by the Khuda Aur Mohabbat fame Hashim Nadeem, the drama will be a joint production venture between Shazia Wajahat and Momina Duraid of MD Productions.
An intense story
Producer Shazia Wajahat revealed some details about the project and called Raqs e Bismil, “an intense story of love and passion between two souls from different worlds.” She gave an insight into the proceedings and mentioned that there will be extensive shooting for three months and a tentative release plan for the end of this year. The drama is set to air on Hum TV.
Imran Ashraf and Sarah Khan are set to romance on-screen for the first time. Both actors are in an exciting phase professionally and personally. This will be Sarah’s first project after her marriage with singer Falak Shabbir. Teasers for Imran Ashraf’s next drama Mushk are already creating excitement among the audience. His big-screen debut in Mohammad Ehteshamuddin’s Dum Mastam opposite Amar Khan is also being positively anticipated.
The supporting cast for Raqs e Bismil includes big names like Saleem Mairaj, Mehmood Aslam, Anoushay Abbasi, Momin Saqib, Nida Mumtaz, Gul-e-Rana, and Furqan Qureshi.
Update on Parde Mein Rehne Do
Wajahat Rauf was working on a film before the country went into lockdown. Updating the status of the film, Shazia Wajahat revealed that the shooting for the film will resume once the drama is wrapped up.
“The film is 50% shot. Once the drama wraps up, we will move on to the film. The film is set to resume shooting next year.”
Parde Mein Rehne Do stars Ali Rehman Khan and Hania Amir as leads. The makers are eyeing for a 2021 release for the film. In an interview, Wajahat Rauf had revealed the film’s theme saying, “Parde Mein Rehne Do is about a social issue dealt with in a light comedy.”