“I believe in one thing, and that is content, because if your content is strong, the film will surely be hit at the box office.“
It’s time to have your say, Mahira! Oh yes, Mahira Khan is all set to make her debut as a producer with Soul Fry Films. We knew it would happen, all the signs pointed to it. It was a question of ‘when’ and not ‘if’ – and the time has arrived finally, the wait is not too long now!
Baarwan Khiladi – The Web Series Is On It’s Way.
We’ve always seen Mahira Khan in front of the camera. The superstar won’t stop there, as superstars rarely do (and shouldn’t), she has grand plans to take over the content we will be viewing, but hold your breath ladies, gents and more – it will happen one ahem, web series at a time!
So what to expect? What 7 when’s the first release? How long do we have to wait? Let’s find out!
The people behind the project
No surprises there that Nina Kashif is part of Mahira’s new baby – Humsafar will always be a part of our lives, (and Mahira’s too) and she just confirmed that by partnering with the passion that drove one of the most loved dramas that ruled our screens.
Shahid Dogar has also written Abdullahpur Ka Devdas – a romantic story to be streamed on Zee5 starring Sarah Khan, Anoushay Abbasi & Bilal Abbas Khan.
It’s great that the web series will be streaming on Tapmad: A Pakistani on demand video streaming platform. Two thumbs up for the makers to use this medium – the boost that Mahira’s presence will give to this platform can well catapult it onto centre stage for future projects.
On 2nd February, Mahira took to Instagram and shared the first poster of Barwaan Khiladi, a web series for Tapmad TV. Soul Fry Films teamed up with Adnan Sarwar to bring Shahid Dogar’s story to life.
From what we know up until now, the web series is about cricket (Baarwan Khiladi – no kidding?), friendship, patience and resilience. Considering the Gwadar Stadium is just up, we’re wondering if we catch a segment in the midst or too much to hope for?
What we do know is, (before we dream Gwadar), that most of the story has been shot in Lahore.
It’s guaranteed we are to see new, yet familiar faces in Barwaan Khiladi.
Danyal Zafar, Kinza Hashmi, Shahveer Jafry, Khaqan Shahnawaz, Zarrar Khan among others are confirmed to star in the now, most awaited release of 2021.
Kinza, whose recent short film Leaked Video turned some heads (and in the right direction) in creative circles, has revealed to Dawn News that she will be one of the “only female with a mostly male-led cast” with Danyal Zafar as the male lead.
It’s hard to hold on to your hearts and we empathize, really we do, because we’re in the same boat! However, we don’t have much else to go on.
What can we go by? What will the story reveal? If you’re an avid Mahira fan, you’d know she talks in riddles, and if you know her well enough, you’d learn to read the fine print, right? Are we talking in riddles too? So here’s some food for thought:
It’s cricket and it’s a story about Pakistanis – but we know her well enough to know she won’t stop there. So we wait for the next riddle to drop – and she’ll do it soon enough.
Till now, there’s no specific date or time given for the release date, so we have to wait. Aakhir sabr ka phal meetha hota hai!
From what we know so far, we’re super excited and anticipating Soul Fry Films to bring a story we can embrace with all heart – just like we did with the superstar behind the project!
With great expectations come great responsibility. When stars step into the limelight, their presence sparks conversations, excitement and yes, great expectations – Mahira Khan, may you shine behind the lens as brightly as you do before it!
Once again, congratulations and all the best to Mahira Khan, Nina Kashif and the entire cast and crew for the upcoming project!
Perisha likes to think out of the box. Writing, arts and photography are her prime interests. “As a writer, I want to recognize the world through a different lens so that I can make the society more accepting.” Says Perisha