There is good news for all the Sajal Ali fans out there. The famed Pakistani actress will soon be seen in a Hollywood movie alongside Lily James and Emma Thompson.
The “Yeh Dil Mera” actress, one of the hit television serials on Hum TV network, will be playing an extinguishing role in Jemima Goldsmith’s production. She is also said to have been shooting in London for that purpose. Ali had previously forayed to Bollywood in the thriller “Mom” alongside late Sridevi and will always be remembered for that.
International journalist Haroon Rashid also revealed on Twitter, that Sajal Ali is currently in London shooting for Jemima Goldsmith’s production, “What’s Love Got To Do With It”, directed by Shekhar Kapur along with other stars Emma Thompson, Lily James, and Shazad Latif. The news was confirmed by Aly’s agent Hamid Hussain.
He also tweeted, “Award-winning actress Shabana Azmi, “People Just Do Nothing’s” Asim Chaudhry, and “Gavin & Stacey’s” Rob Brydon are also part of the cast.”
This is what @shekharkapur has said about What's Love Got To Do With It – a cross-cultural rom-com written and produced by @Jemima_Khan – with a star-studded cast including @AzmiShabana, @Iamsajalali, Emma Thompson, Lily James, @shazad, @AsimC86 & @RobBrydon. pic.twitter.com/wUd446ZR5p
— Haroon Rashid (@iHaroonRashid) January 15, 2021
And there is another big news for all the South Asian fans. The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee nominated Sarmad Khoosat’s directorial “Zindagi Tamasha” as the International Feature Film for the Oscars coming up in February 2021. Though the movie is yet to be released in Pakistan, it has managed to achieve tons of praise from many and the nomination was well admired by all the artists and audiences alike.
Pakistan’s greatest cultural strength isn’t our diversity (we are diverse), range (lots of it), or style (brimming with it). But that our artists are daring & fearless. I’m proud #ZindagiTamasha is representing us at the 2021 Oscars. The @TheAcademy are lucky to have this film pic.twitter.com/MUS5XJYi4l
— fatima bhutto (@fbhutto) January 14, 2021
Directed by the acclaimed Pakistani filmmaker Sarmad Khoosat, “Zindagi Tamasha” won the prestigious Kim Ji-Seok Award at the Busan International Film Festival last year. A bilingual film that is mostly in Punjabi, it stars Arif Hassan, Eman Suleman, Ali Qureshi, Samiya Mumtaz, and Imran Khoosat. The movie is based on the life of a maulvi in Pakistan and the rejection he faces after posting a video reciting poems about Prophet Muhammad.
Mehreen Khuram is a Tech Savvy entertainment blogger and a Content Manager, living in Canada. Her passion is to make her writing interesting and memorable for the readers, and that's what makes her unique!