Jemima Khan recently sat down with the members of the Australian TV show The Project and spilled some beans about her upcoming release “What’s Love Got To Do With It” which is written and co-produced by Jemima Khan and directed by Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The ensemble cast includes Sajal Aly, Emma Thompson, Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Asim Chaudhry, Mim Shaikh, Jeff Mirza, Iman Boujelouah, Mariam Haque, Rob Brydon, Sindhu Vee.
What Can We Expect From The Movie?
Jemima Khan describes “What’s Love Got To Do With It” as a romcom which shows the side of Pakistan she grew to admire and which the audiences in the Western side are rarely shown.
How Is The Movie Inspired By Her Real Life?
She shared how the movie started as a joke whilst having a conversation about marriage and settling down while revealing some details from her marriage with Imran Khan.
When asked about the contrast between love and arranged marriages being depicted in the movie and whether there is a point of learning there Jemima shared how she saw a different perspective while living in Pakistan.
More About “What’s Love Got To Do With It”
The film centers around a girl Zoe played by Lily James who has had her fair share of bad dates much to her mother, Cath’s (Emma Thompson) dismay. Zoe decides to document her childhood friend and neighbor, Kazim’s (Shahzad Latif) journey from London to Lahore as he decides to follow his parents’ footsteps and opt for an arranged marriage with a girl from Pakistan (our guess is that the girl is going to be played by Sajal Aly)
As Zoe sees life from a new lens and experiences a world unknown to her, she questions her take on love. Get more details here.
Watch The Trailer Here
It is set to be released on 26th February in the UK.