Ali Azmat & Meesha Shafi To Star In Pakistani Film ‘Waar’

July 18, 2011

This year, Atif Aslam made his acting debut with Shoaib Mansoor‘s ‘Bol‘ and received mixed to negative reviews for his work from both the critics and the masses. Now two more popular Pakistani singers are going to make their mark in acting.

Pakistani rock icon Ali Azmat and model turned singer Meesha Shafi will be making their acting debut in Bilal Lashari‘s first full-length feature film Waar (to strike) which is an action/thriller and drama film, written by Hassan Waqas Rana.

With Waar, chick fashionista Meesha Shafi, who is rumored to be acting in Hollywood’s film adaption of ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist‘, makes her first appearance since giving birth to her first child.

Waar, which is Pakistan’s most expensive film, also stars Shaan Shahid in a lead role, Shamoon Abbasi as a villain, Hamza Ali Abbasi,¬† Hassan Waqas Rana among other brand new actors.

According to the director (Bilal Lashari), Waar, which has been produced by MindWorks Media with Warner Bros. (still not confirmed) will be releasing in Pakistan by the end of this year. He said,

“Hopefully this film will be out by the end of this year. I can’t give out the release date right now but it’s gonna be something that’s very exciting and again it’s gonna definitely play an important part in reviving Pakistani cinema. We’re trying to make a film that is of international standards. The trailer should be out in a month.”

According to official facebook page of Waar,

“WAAR (the movie) gives a fresh and stylized look at the current situation that Pakistan is experiencing. The movie is inspired by true events. In this movie the crew have pushed the outside of the envelop of film production techniques in Pakistan. The film will definitely put Pakistan Film Industry on the world map. The movie is going to be a visual treat to the cinema goers and the plot of the movie shall take them on a roller coaster ride.

It will be the FIRST FILM to come out of subcontinent on 4k resolution (movies like 127 hrs and 300 were made on the same camera). Directed by Bilal Lashari, WAAR is going to be THE MOST EXPENSIVE film of Pakistan’s history. The movie will have a worldwide release by the end of this year.”

More information about the movie and 150 behind the scene pictures can be found here.