The new addition to Pakistani cinema, the feature film Babylicious is all set to release this Eid-ul-Adha. The film stars Shahroz Sabzwari and Syra Yousuf as the leads, alongside an ensemble cast of actors including Ankur Rathee, Shehzeen Rahat, Sabeena Syed, Adnan Jaffar, and Aadi Adeal among others.
The story follows two young lovers Sabiha and Omar, who get separated due to some disturbing circumstances, leaving Omar with a drive to win Sabiha back.
The cast of Babylicious is promoting their film in full swing ahead of its release. In fun and interesting interviews, they have shared interesting insights about the film, their experience of working together, shooting abroad and much more. Catch the details here:
A combination of reality and fiction:
The cast proudly promoted their film, and each actor had a different thing to say about their upcoming venture. They considered it as a form of escapism, a family entertainer, romantic musical, comedy, and a chick flick.
The actors shared that the film has a similar feel to La La Land and is an amalgamation of reality and a fantasy world. There are several real-life references in the film, with which the audience can relate to, with a touch of delusion and fiction.
Casts experience of shooting in Bahrain:
Some parts of the film were also shot in Bahrain. The actors shared that they had a great time on set. Recalling incidents from their time on shoot, Syra and Shahroz remembered shooting a song there in a café for 4-5 consecutive nights.
The cast also shared that the extras had a crush on Aadi and was their favourite. When it was time to wrap up the shoot, the extras were in tears.
Other memorable incidents that they shared included when the extras turned up in luxurious sports cars such as Mustangs and when they realized that Bahraini dinar was even expensive than US dollar.
Syra and Shahroz take on co-parenting and co-working post-divorce:
Shahroz and Syra post their divorce have set a remarkable standard for other couples and partners who part ways due to their differences. After their divorce in 2020 the couple are not only co-parenting their daughter but are also gracefully together part of the promotion of their film.
The actors talked that it is necessary to keep your differences and ego aside when you have a child together and when it comes to their film everyone has put in a lot of hard work and it is not professional if they backout and end up not promoting their film.
Syra and Shahroz journey of saying yes to the film:
The film was initially planned to be shot as a short film however after Syra and Shahroz were offered to be the leads, they refused to do it as they considered that it had the potential to become a feature film.
Years later Essa Khan contacted Syra and Shahroz again and changes were made to the script after which both the actors came on board. Syra was skeptical at first but convinced by what the film had to offer, especially its music, and eventually agreed to do it.
Story behind the name Babylicious
The writer, director, and co-producer of the film Essa Khan decided on the name Babylicious. Despite the opposition on the name by most of the actors and the team, Essa was adamant to continue with the name as it was what he and his partner used to call each other.
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