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23 Feb

5 film debuts to look forward to in 2019

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Pakistan’s film industry is still in its nascent stage and thus it’s a breeding ground for opportunities and experiments. There is room for artistes from TV, theatre and even the fashion world to join forces. Last year we witnessed Maya Ali and Adnan Malik, to name a few, who made their cinematic debuts. And boy their performances were gripping! This year is also going to be super exciting! Why? Well, we are anticipating some of the most happening movies. There are high chances that we will get to see a few more memorable debutants.

Yes, you have read it right! We have showered our love on these recognized faces for being drama actors, models, or singers. Hence, it is going to be a treat for us to see what they will offer on the big screen. Here’s a rundown of expected cinematic debuts we are looking forward to this year.


Farhan Saeed


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The Suno Chanda famed star started his career as a singer but now has been stealing hearts with his acting. There were speculations that Farhan Saeed will make his film debut in Khalil Ur Rehman Qamar’s Kaaf Kangana but that didn’t materialize. We also heard that he was approached for Wajahat Rauf’s Karachi Se Lahore 3, though it didn’t pan out either. However, Farhan is now all set to make his debut in his home production – Tich Button – starring Feroze Khan, Iman Aly and Sonya Hussyn in lead roles alongside him.


Zara Noor Abbas


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The actress became a household name with her play Khamoshi. Zara will be seen in Asim Raza’s directorial Parey Hut Love opposite Ahmed Ali Butt, this Eid ul Azha. However, the actress has another film on her plate. She is paired opposite her real-life husband Asad Siddiqui in the untitled film by Wajahat Rauf. At the moment it is hard to say which of these will be her debut movie but the actress has bagged her first two roles with established directors of the film fraternity.

Read: Asad and I discoevered new sides of each other: Zara Noor Abbas on working with her husband

Shehzad Roy


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Well this name is definitely a surprise! Shehzad Roy is a pop singer who is known for his eternal youthful looks. The singer is known for his active philanthropic work but last year we heard that Shehzad will be making his acting debut alongside Faisal Qureshi in an upcoming film Alif Noon, which is an adaptation of famous PTV drama series of the same name. We have so far seen Shehzad act in his music videos such as Saali, Laga Reh and many more and we know that the singer is good with his expressions.

Read: ‘It’s not the same Alif Noon, It’s a new take,’ reveals Faisal Qureshi about the remake


Zahid Ahmed


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Zahid Ahmed has given some of the finest performances of current times. He has projects like Sangat, Visaal, Besharam and Daldal to his credit, but now he is geared up to make a big screen debut. Zahid will feature alongside Faysal Quraishi, Aamina Sheikh and Faryal Mehmood in a film titled Sorry – A Love Story. The film is directed by music video director Sohail Javed in collaboration with Faysal Quraishi, who is also the producer.


Hamza Firdous


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The new-age actor has carved a niche for himself in a short span of time. After his noteworthy performance in TV drama O Rangreza — where he played the character of Sajal Aly’s elder brother (Tipu) and his promising role as a Hindu in the period play Gughi, Hamza Firdous has proven through his few yet solid acts that he knows his craft.

The actor will be making his film debut with Aashiq, which is directed by Asad Mumtaz Malik. Talking to Something Haute recently, Hamza revealed, “The film addresses the taboo topic of street children. People have this opinion that it is maybe an artsy film, but it’s not. It is a completely commercial script.”

Hamza will be seen donning the character of a journalist in Aashiq. The film, which is expected to release by the end of this year, will star Hajra Yamin, Adnan Shah Tipu, Saleem Mairaj and others.

Read: Hamza Firdous talks about his debut feature film ‘Aashiq’


Honourable Mentions


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A few other recognized names who popped up as potential debutants this year include model Zara Abid who will be seen in the biopic Chaudhry. Directed by Azeem Sajjad and written by Zeeshan Junaid, the film is based on the life of slain police officer, Chaudhry Aslam Khan. We will also see model Eman Suleman in Sarmad Khoosat’s Punjabi film. Grapevine also has it that musician Azaan Sami Khan will make silver screen debut with an upcoming film Patakh De.

Share your thoughts about who’s debut you’re most excited for?


Syeda Zehra

The author is Assistant Editor at Something Haute. A journalist by profession, the writer has a penchant for films, fashion and music.

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