These are exciting times for Maya Ali. As she shoots for her comeback drama, Pehli Si Mohabbat, after being absent from the small screen for over three years, Maya has given her fans yet another surprise. She has been signed on as the lead of Shoaib Mansoor’s next directorial venture and according to Maya, she could not be more excited about it!
Galaxy Lollywood reached out to Maya and she shared some interesting information about this upcoming project and what to expect from it.
An honor for Maya
Feeling excited about being part of a Shoaib Mansoor film, Maya said that she feels blessed that she gets to work with a legendary director like Shoaib Mansoor in just her third film.
“I feel lucky, I feel blessed! One day I get a call from Shoaib Mansoor and the next thing I know is that I am doing the role. The feeling is truly indescribable. After having worked with big names like Ahsan Rahim for my first film, and Asim Raza for my second film, I truly feel honored that now I get to work with Shoaib Mansoor in my third film. It’s a big deal for me!”
Talking a little bit about her role, Maya said that it is a beautiful role and that she has never done anything like it in her career before.
When asked whether or not she was skeptical about working with Shoaib Mansoor as his last film Verna had failed to make an impression on the box office as well as the critics, Maya said that she was not concerned about that.
“Shoaib Mansoor is an institution in himself. I just feel honored that I get to work with him as I know it will be a huge learning opportunity for me.”
Maya also shared her optimism that she believes the film is going to turn out great.
One of the most interesting things about this project is going to be its name, according to Maya. While she said she could not reveal the title as of yet, she said at the acronym of the title is “ABG”. Considering how the titles of Shoaib’s previous three films all seem to be connected i.e. Khuda Kay Liye, Bol, Verna, could it be that the title of this next film also fits in that sequence? We will only know when the title is officially revealed.
As Shoaib Mansoor is known to make films that have strong themes based on social causes, we asked Maya if his next film is going to be in a similar vein. She remained tight-lipped about it and did not give anything away.
“All I can say is that it is a wonderful script,” said Maya.
The film, which also starts Emmad Irfani alongside Maya, is all set to go on floors this December. Stay tuned to Galaxy Lollywood for all the latest news and updates