If youâ€™ve been an avid audience of Pakistani cinema like us, chances are that youâ€™ve also noticed that thereâ€™s one actor who filmmaker Nabeel Qureshi always works with, and thatâ€™s Fahad Mustafa! Whether it was NMA 1Â & 2 or Actor in Law, the partnership between the duo seemingly never ends. Now, on their fourth venture together in Load Wedding, will the dynamic ever change?
â€œWhen we were jotting down the script, we had already thought that Fahad Mustafa should play the character,â€ Nabeel Qureshi revealed to Something Haute. â€œIt was easier to visualize and I was able to write then according to his potential.â€
The director also questioned why heâ€™s often probed for choosing Fahad in his film.
â€œIt has become a patented question and Iâ€™m always asked that â€˜why Fahad Mustafa?â€™â€ Nabeel lamented. â€œI want to say, â€˜why not Fahad Mustafa?â€™ Firstly, heâ€™s worked in all my three films, did anyone ever think once that he doesnâ€™t fit the role? If no one has felt that, then thereâ€™s no point in asking this.Â Yes, if a person isnâ€™t doing well in the film and is a flop, then Iâ€™d understand this question, but if that actor is doing a great job on the screen, then why not?â€
Load Wedding also seems to have not just Fahad as a recurring star, but also Mehwish Hayat, who has been a part of NMA and Actor in Law. Is that again a conscious choice that Nabeel always makes?
â€œItâ€™s not like that these are the only people I thought about that Iâ€™ll work with, but, we have a certain chemistry that works,â€ Nabeel said. â€œI think it happens worldwide, where directors just select a certain team who theyâ€™d want to work with. It is sometimes conscious, and sometimes they do fall into the character organically.â€
Load Wedding is slated for an Eid-Ul-Azha release and will be competing with Jawani Phir Nahi Aani 2 and Parwaaz Hai Junoon.