The last crucial matches of PSL were held over the weekend, which gave cricket fans some exciting and tense moments that culminated in the long-time rivals, Karachi Kings and Lahore Qalandars, reaching the finals of PSL V for what promises to be a historical match.
But we are not here to talk about that.
While excitement for the PSL matches was real and quite evident on social media, another major talking point that took the internet by storm was a photoshoot. Sheheryar Munawar and Syra Yousuf graced the cover of a Pakistani magazine in a sizzling shoot that has gotten the attention of everyone. It is beautiful, it is classy, and the chemistry these two are sharing in the shoot has everyone talking about them and if you ask us we think it is a stroke of genius!
What exactly is so special about this photoshoot? After all, stars pairing up together for photoshoots is not an unusual thing. Sheheryar and Syra have worked together in the past, so it is not the first time people are seeing these two together. From being part of the same drama in Tanhaiyan Naye Silsilay and being the leads of the film Project Ghazi, it’s not like this pairing is a new discovery of the industry.
But oh, that’s not all there is to this photoshoot. It is more than just two old co-stars pairing up together once again. Sheheryar and Syra have had quite an eventful year individually and we can’t help but wonder if this photoshoot is just as much about two old friends and co-stars teaming up together once more, as it is about two individuals pairing up to make a statement.
Syra Yousuf’s divorce from Shahroz Sabzwari was quite a discussed affair. While no official reason that led to the divorce was ever disclosed officially, there’s no denying that the public sentiment was more on Syra’s side especially with Shahroz remarrying, fairly soon after the divorce was announced.
On the work front, Syra had always been picky about her projects, she had limited her work even more so after her marriage and motherhood. Her status as someone’s wife and the mother of a child had become the more defining part of her identity in the eyes of the general public.
But lately, Syra seems to be making conscious efforts to re-brand herself.
In the past few months, Syra has signed on deals and has done TVCs that present the younger, more youthful side of her. This photoshoot with Sheheryar Munawar, in a similar vein, also makes people forget about who Syra was in the past and instead focuses on who she is at the present: a strong, single, beautiful woman who can make jaws drops and head turns. Could the beautiful white dress Syra Yousuf is donning in the photoshoot be her own version of the iconic “revenge dress”? One can only speculate.
Here To Prove
As for Sheheryar Munawar, he too has been the subject of many discussions regarding his personal affairs. His engagement to a non-celebrity which barely lasted a few months is still gossiped about because of how short-lived it was. Add to it the timing of the whole relationship which clashed with Sheheryar’s heavily promoted film Parey Hut Love, and the gossip-lovers really had much to say.
Adding fuel to the fire were the linkup rumors between Sheheryar Munawar and his Parey Hut Love co-star Maya Ali, with whom he is also doing his comeback drama Pehli Si Mohabbat. The chemistry between the two stars was so electrifying that it led to many fans speculating about whether or not there was something real going on between them. However, nothing was ever confirmed by the stars.
And now, this photoshoot of Sheheryar and Syra has the social media already shipping these two beautiful and officially single stars. The sheer amount of beauty and the chemistry is really too much for people to handle as questions of where was this pairing hidden all this time continue to float on social media.
So, whether by a conscious decision or purely by coincidence, Sheheryar Munawar has definitely made a statement that he has it in him to create sizzling chemistry with any female co-star. The reactions to the photoshoot appear to have wiped off his chemistry, and the speculations it gave birth to, with his previous co-star from people’s minds.
The photoshoot has been a win-win situation for both Sheheryar and Syra. Either it was a lucky coincidence for the duo or it was all designed and marketed to get the maximum attention, we can’t be too sure of the truth. What we do know is that the photo shoot is a smash hit and that it has done wonders for this duo both individually and as a potential ‘next big jodi’ of the industry.