'Arth 2's' song shoot is underway at AlHamra Arts Council

Shaan Shahid wants Pakistan's cinema industry to grow by leaps and bounds.
Published 31 Jan, 2016 03:33am

It was a dark, dark night (studio) and Shaan Shahid sat there, under the spotlight, with his guitar, singing a ballad as Uzma Khan stood in the audience waving her hands. As we began to enjoy the scene, a reporter’s enthusiastic voice greeted our ears.

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According to him, Lahore’s Alhamra Art complex was host to Arth 2’s song shoot yesterday and Samaa TV was quick to cover it.

“Pakistan’s industry is growing by leaps and bounds and I want it to keep on growing like this,” Shaan Shahid made the pronouncement.

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Uzma Khan then appeared next and said that in Pakistan we have good actors and script writer, the only thing which is missing is the platform where they can exhibit their talent.

“We’re trying to create enough platforms so that our people don’t have to go across the border to showcase their talent,” Khan said.

Arth 2 is a remake of Mahesh Bhatt's film Arth and is being directed, written, and co-produced by Shaan Shahid. AAA Motion Pictures' Ali Murtaza, one of the producers of Arth 2, earlier spoke to HIP and said,

"Arth 2 is set in the backdrop of modern Pakistan, but of course we’ve taken the essence from the original film. We’ve packaged the old characters [of original Arth] in a fresh screenplay with a new plot set in contemporary Pakistan."

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The film's cast includes Mohib Mirza, Humaima Malick, Shaan Shahid, and Uzma Khan.