With the Pakistani Film industry breaking its own record, it is safe to say that this industry is set on a flight which is flying on the highest sky these days. It is amazing to see the industry booming so beautifully and encapsulating itself in different genres to produce some of the massive hits of this time. The filmmakers of today are trying their hands on genres like rom-com, action, thriller, horror, drama to indie films. The unconventional movies being made in Pakistan are being welcomed by the audiences so well and likewise, they are getting massive appreciation from the critics as well as the audiences from around the world.
That being said, another movie which every Pakistani is waiting to see has to be the Meera starter ‘Baaji‘.
Ever since the news about this movie casting Meera broke out, there have been a lot of speculations about this project. This movie features a mix of celebrities who will be sharing the screen space together for the very first time.
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Apart from Meera, other celebrities on board this project include Osman Khalid Butt, Amna Ilyas, Ali Kazmi, and the supremely talented Mohsin Abbas Haider to name a few. And as if it was not enough to make us unable to wait for the movie to release, the highly multi-talented actress Angeline Malik has also joined the bandwagon to be a part of this movie as the creative producer of this project.
Angeline Malik is a power place of ability and her consideration in the team “Baaji” will unquestionably increase the value of the movie that we will get the chance to see on the screen in the mid-2019.
While giving an interview to HIP, she commented that,
“First of all Saqib had approached me way before that whenever he made a film he would want me to be part of it and myself being a big fan of his videos I couldn’t refuse.”
She also added that,
“Saqib and I are very similar in many ways, when he told me the concept it was again something I fell for as it’s a different film ,something very original and from the heart.”
While this is absolutely an interesting combination of actors that we cannot wait to see on the screen, here is what the cast has to say about working with Meera jee.
Meera is one of the most interesting actors of Pakistan, who has been subsequently very highlighted in news because of many controversies regarding her personal life. Working with her is definitely something that most of the celebrities today double check before going ahead. Not to miss that she is a sweetheart but her controversies have come in her way a couple of times in the past as well.
While talking about casting her in the movie, the maker of the film Saqib Malik said,
“Meera was the first person I thought about the film. I needed someone who could play the ultimate diva and no does it better than her. I was faced with opposition on casting her but I don’t care about controversies. Meera has been a consummate professional throughout her career and this is her comeback film. She is going to show the world what a star she really is.”
Amna Ilyas, who plays the female lead said,
” She is a larger than life presence – to say the least – and she undoubtedly knows how to handle the camera like a pro. Our relationship in Baaji is the core of the story and it was very important for me to hold my own in front of her “
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Osman Khalid Butt said that it was a surreal experience for him to work with Meera Jee. He has often been spotted saying that he wants to work Meera. Osman Khalid Butt said that when the filmmaker Saqib Malik approached him for the film, he felt elated. He said,
” Meera is not merely an actor, she is an institution, a force of nature. And she fits her character in Baaji like a glove ”
However, while talking about the film, Osman Khalid Butt said that for now, all he can reveal is that this film is closer to Pedro Almodóvar (Spanish film-maker) that the Pakistani cinema has gotten to. He said that the audiences should expect a narrative which is going to be complex featuring intense drama, thrill, dark humor and a lot of masala.
Ali Kazmi too sang praises for the yesteryear star Meera saying that he had an exquisite time with her and learned a lot from her experience. He said,
“If there’s one thing I can say is that she has brought a fire to this performance that will keep you at the edge of your seats.”
This is going to be a comeback movie for Meera jee since the last movie she did. Also, she will work in a movie of this nature for the first time because the kind of movies she has worked in past had a different working environment and things were completely different back then. We wish her all the best for the movie.
The latest news about this movie is that it is expected to release in the next year some time in between the year. Probably on Eid. But we can not wait for the trailer or at least a teaser to release now so that we can get an idea about how the cast looks in the film. And Oh! Meera jee, we cannot wait to see her!