Trade of talent is nothing new for Pakistani artists and their fans, be it Zeba Bakhtiar's Hena, Mahira Khan's Raees, or Fawad Khan's Kapoor & Sons; many actors have been able to mark their niche across the border in quality cinema.
With Adnan Siddiqui and Sajal Aly following in their footsteps, we list six such actors who we are dying to see in films across the border. If done within their limitations and boundaries, these actors will surely take the Indian audience by storm! So read away and see who we think is ready for a movie across the border!
Sanam Saeed is widely known as Kashaf Murtaza in India, which was the name of her headstrong and empowered character in blockbuster serial Zindagi Gulzar Hai! The actress has several facets attached to her personality, be it singing, modelling, or what she's best at - acting.
Saeed's debut film, Bachaana made headlines for her presence and skills on the big screen. Charged up for three films this year; Mehreen Jabbar's Dobara Phir Se, art film Rehm (based on a play by Shakespeare), and Rehan Sheikh's Azad, Saeed auditioned for Raees along with other films across the border as well. Due to personal commitments couldn't do any of those, but is now all ready to grasp at the next opportunity that will come her way.
The critics and the fans can't stop raving over Ahsan Khan's brilliant performance in plays like Dastaan, Mere Qatil Mere Dildar, and Kabhi Kabhi amongst several others. All set for his debut on the big screen with Mohsin Ali's Chupan Chupai, the actor was set for his B-town debut in a Deepti Naval's Do Paise Ki Dhoop, Chaar Aane Ki Baarish, but the film never seemed to see the light of day.
In a recent interview, Khan revealed that he's happy with Fawad Khan's popularity in Bollywood post-Khoobsurat, and has a wish list of working with acclaimed directors, Prabhu Deva, Imtiaz Ali, and Zoya Akhter. For now, the actor will be seen in a film for 'Zeal For Unity' opposite Saba Qamar.
According to GQ India, the young and the restless actress has officially graduated to being the talk to the town. The model-turned-actress wowed us all away with her item song in Na Maloom Afraad and later continued her divine legacy with Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and the upcoming Actor In Law.
Hayat was recently offered Jatt James Bond opposite Gippy Grewal (later portrayed by Zarine Khan), but she rejected it as she wants to accept only top-notch roles across the border. Known for shaking a leg perfectly well, Bollywood completely awaits the young actress for something real big!
Perhaps the most versatile and diverse actress of the current era, Saba Qamar proved herself with serials like Maat and Digest Writer. After which, it was all down the lane of success and applaud for the stunning young gun.
The powerhouse of talent has earlier rejected several films in Bollywood, including Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal and a film opposite Randeep Hooda. The actress is a Bollywood-buff, but has strict policies when it comes to work, and believes that given an A-grade film to work in, Qamar wouldn't hesitate even a bit!
Hamza Ali Abbasi!
Best known for his TV serial, Pyaare Afzal, this young gun is a bewildered young ruggedly looking lad. Making a powerful cinematic debut in Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, the actor proved his mettle with productions like Waar and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani.
Though it would cost a fortune to see Abbasi shaking a leg to the stereotypical Bollywood songs, but having a vast fan following across the border, we might just see our favourite kaptaan in a masala film.
The ever gorgeous, Ayesha Omar can juggle with everything exceptionally well. With two music albums, uncountable number of television projects, modelling campaigns, and a lot more credited to her name, Omar entered the world of cinemas last year with her super-hit film, Karachi Se Lahore.
Becoming the darling of local television screens after the success of her sitcom, Bulbulay, she is now all set for her second film Yalghaar this year. We look forward to seeing Omar making waves in Bollywood as well.