Haissem Hussain’s New Movie
When Award-winning director Haissem Hussain and Producer Sadia jabbar announced they were making a film a few months back it generated a lot of excitement amongst the director’s legions of fans. Though he was a smaller part of one of this year’s biggest movies, Bin Roye, he managed to leave his mark with the fabulous pre interval climax. After making such deep , forever in our hearts blockbusters like Dastan , AunZara,KuchPyar, Aik Naeey Cinderella , Ishq Gumshuda and cult classics such as Kuch Pyar ka Pagalpan and Akbari Asghari audiences have high expectations from any movie he makes .
So the question is who will be Balu and who will be Mahi? The word from the production house is that the film BaluMahi has a fresh young vibe and is geared to the youth audience and families. Hussain has worked with crème de la crème of the Pakistani entertainment industry : Humayoon Saeed, Imran Abbas,Mikaal Zulfikar , Ahsan Khan and Osman Khalid Butt .
He has directed no less than Three serials with Fawad Khan and his list of heroines is equally impressive ranging from Sanam Baloch , Mahirah Khan , Humaima Malik , Ameena Shaikh , Saba Qamar to the latest Maya Ali . Speculation was rife a year ago when popular actress Nadia Jamil announced she was writing a script a project with him and a cast including Fawad Khan , Mahirah Khan and Sanam Baloch . However that project seems to be on the backburner and an announcement for Balu Mahi seems to be imminent.
While a lot of fans are taking to twitter to push their favourite jodis like Osman Khalid Butt and Maya Ali, Fawad Khan Sanam Baloch or Fawad Khan Mahirah or even Imran Abbas and Humaima or Ali Zafar and Humaima, the director remains tight lipped. The production company releases suggest a fun romantic comedy so many fans have been suggesting Mikaal Zulfikar and Sanam Saeed or Mikaal and Sanam Baloch conjuring up images from the later Jodi highly successful UFone ads or the former Jodi’s superb chemistry in Kuch Pyar Ka Pagalpan. While these super hit, superhot pairs are easy on the eyes, something a little new, a little different seems to be the order of the day . While the production house keeps tantalizing fans with hints about shaking things up and a novel combination we are waiting with baited breath to see what happens next .
The Pakistani Film industry is booming , but as everyone and their Mamu is signing a film every other day , with time there will be an inevitable thinning of the herd as only the talented and the lucky survive .It will be interesting to see what a proven director like Haissem Hussain and a proven producer like Sadia Jabbar bring to the silver screen.
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