Hareem Farooq's next is a rom-com

The film titled Parchi will go on floors this fall.
Updated 25 May, 2016 06:43pm

The new wave of cinema has paved way for many Pakistani television artists to try their luck in films. And while not everyone has been a breakthrough success, there seems to be no end for this trend in sight, at least for now. Also part of this ever-growing list of stars is Hareem Farooq – who made her film debut with Siyaah, back in 2012. However, Farooq’s aims go beyond just acting.

The actress, who will soon be seen taking the lead in Mehreen Jabbar’s Dobara Phir Se opposite Adeel Hussain, is also the producer of upcoming film Janaan, starring Bilal Ashraf, Armeena Rana Khan and Ali Rehman Khan, and is now all set to start shooting for her third production Parchi under the banner of IRK Films – a company co-owned by Farooq and Imran Kazmi.

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In Parchi, Farooq will not only be donning the producer's hat but will also be seen on the other side of the camera, playing the female lead. Speaking exclusively to HIP, Farooq revealed what she has in store for her fans, this time.

"We won't be revealing any details as yet until Janaan releases, but yes, Parchi is a non-stop comedy film that has elements of romance as well. We'll begin shooting for it later this year and I'm currently hitting the gym to be able to fit into my role's shoes perfectly (laughs). And just like what the daily life connotation of the term parchi is (which refers to a person favoured because of a source or money), the film's main idea will revolve around it as well."

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The male lead has been signed but the makers want to keep it under wraps till an official announcement is made. The rest of the cast, however, hasn't been finalized yet. The team will reunite with the director of Janaan, Azfar Jafri, who will be directing the film, whereas the script has been penned down by Shafqat Khan.

We wish the entire team of 'IRK Films' and Parchi all the best, and we hope that the film manages to raise the bar of commercial cinema in Pakistan.