Film fiesta: Adnan Sarwar starts his 2nd feature film

The second film is not a biopic or a standard romantic comedy, says the director Adnan Sarwar.
Published 26 Nov, 2015 10:33pm

The man behind Shah, Actor/Director Adnan Sarwar, who made his acting debut in the independent Pakistani sports biopic Shah, has started working on his second feature film. The hitherto untitled film is scheduled for release in October 2016.

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"Unlike our first film, where my team and I were virtual unknowns working on a shoestring budget, there are now a lot of expectations with this next project", said Adnan Sarwar.

"Shah, of course, will be a tough act to follow content wise. The only thing I can say at this point is that the second film will once again be a completely different kind of story and genre and that it is not a biopic. I have respectfully turned down the standard romantic comedy roles that were offered to me after my first film and I do not wish to do consecutive biopics as an actor. My team and I have a clear vision of what we want to bring to Pakistani cinema and our next film will be another step in that direction".

Second Unit photography is to begin in Karachi early next month while Principal Photography is scheduled to take place in March 2016. While Shah featured a completely new cast and crew, the new film will have a few big names of the industry.

Shah was based on the true story of Pakistani Olympian boxer Syed Hussain Shah who started his life as a homeless child on the streets of Karachi and went on to become the first South Asian athlete to win an Olympics Medal in boxing at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.

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