We are eagerly waiting for Farhan Saeed’s film debut in Tich Button, but it is highly unlikely that the film is going to see light of the day in 2020. However, next year seems to be quite promising for Pakistani cinema (fingers crossed) and now we have another great news for you; Farhan Saeed has signed his next big screen project with Pervez Malik Films.
Titled Soniye Luv Di Saun, the film will be directed by Imran Malik, who has previously given us Sonya Hussyn and Moammar Rana starrer Azaadi in 2018. Talking exclusively to Something Haute, Imran revealed that the film is set in Lahore.
“The genre is action romance, so basically it is a love story rooted in Punjab but with a very relevant social message. Farhan has signed the project and I think his personality matches the character. I see a lot of spark and potential in him and I believe that a film hero needs to be versatile and Farhan fits the bill perfectly,” Imran shared, adding that he is considering Farhan for his other upcoming projects as well.
“I am looking forward to work with Imran Malik. I liked the script when I heard it; it was something I wanted to do, something you haven’t seen me doing before,” Farhan said while talking about signing Soniye Luv Di Saun.
When asked about the female lead opposite Farhan, Imran shared that they are finalizing the deal and her name will be revealed soon.
“The female lead in this film is a very sensitive character. It is a difficult role which we have not yet seen on screen so casting for it was a bit tricky but we have found the right person for role and it will be announced within a week,” he said adding, “As I said earlier that the film has a strong message which is linked to the female character as well. I believe that the content we consume gives a direction to society so it is equally important to always have a message along with entertainment.”
Talking about the shooting, especially during a pandemic, Imran shared that they have already delayed the shoot for six months due to unfavorable and uncertain conditions.
“We have done all the paper work for the project during this lockdown and now we are ready to go on floors by December this year. We will have one long shooting spell in Lahore and then a two-week shoot in Thailand before the wrap,” the director said.
Having said that Imran feels that most of the Pakistani films will eventually release in 2021 and is hoping for the same for Soniye Luv Di Saun.
*Photography: Asim Farooki