KARACHI: With the Pakistani cinema industry flourishing, many film-makers have opted for rom-coms or action thrillers. However, unconventional films such as Cake and Motorcycle Girl have managed to wow critics with their meaningful storytelling and visuals, but often failed to fare well at the box office.
Likewise, Saqib Malik who will be marking his film debut with the highly-anticipated Baaji believes in having a more powerful impact than crunching big numbers at the box office.
The film-maker commented, “Baaji is different than other films because the story is unique. There is a lot of storytelling and I’ve mainly focused on characterization. I feel that it’s a commercial film with a dark edge.”
Baaji will be the first time audiences will get to witness the likes of Osman Khalid Butt, Mohsin Abbas Haider, Ali Kazmi and Aamna Ilyas share screen space with iconic diva, Meera. Yesteryear actor Nisho who has worked in classics such as Rangeela, Society Girl and Kubra Aashiqwill be returning to the screen after a long hiatus. Nayyar Ejaz who was last seen in Teefa in Trouble opposite Ali Zafar and Maya Ali will be joining the star-stellar cast.
Speaking of taking the risk and casting Meera in the film, who is often surrounded by controversy, Malik stated, “Meera was the first person I thought about the film. I needed someone who could play the ultimate diva and no does it better than her. I was faced with opposition on casting her but I don’t care about controversies. Meera has been a consummate professional throughout her career and this is her comeback film. She is going to show the world what a star she really is.”
well have a look on teaser
this is looking really promising, so mark your calendars because “Baaji” is releasing on 28 june.