spacer
Home Page
NewsWaar: ‘Girls can do action sequences, too’
11 October 2013
Waar: ‘Girls can do action sequences, too’

 

LAHORE: One would expect Pakistan’s first major action-thriller to keep the fighting scenes focused on male characters. But Waar makers have something different up their sleeves. The film releasing on Eidul Azha features singer-turned-actor Meesha Shafi and TV actor Ayesha Khan, who are all set to show some stellar action stunts.
“I wanted headstrong dominating females in the films,” says producer Hassan Waqas Rana, adding that Khan plays the role of a chief communication and intelligence officer at a counter-terrorism agency. “The girls had to go through rigorous training, and Ayesha had to carry a weapon at all times. So, her way of walking also changed.” Without giving away too much, he adds that Shafi will be seen in a “dominating mode that builds the action of the film.”
Khan plays an overconfident and unapologetic agent. “I wanted to show that girls can do action sequences, too,” she tells The Express Tribune. “For the first time, I got the chance to be part of action sequences and use real weapons.” She adds that due to Waar’s “sophisticated cinematography”, the project will be distinctly different from others.
The actor admits she had to take a break from television which is her forte, but she doesn’t regret the decision one bit as she feels Waar will revive stakeholders’ confidence in the industry. “We all had been working independently for quite some time but this has brought us together for the first time,” says Khan, referring to her co-stars Shaan, Shamoon Abbasi, Shafi, Ali Azmat and Hamza Ali Abbasi.
Waar has been shot primarily in English, a different challenge altogether for actors who have largely done projects in Urdu. “I have always acted in Urdu. I would joke in the middle of the scenes that it’s so hard to cry in English,” she says with a laugh.
Expectations surrounding the movie are mounting up and rightfully so. Waar has been in production for over two years and is finally complete. Cast member Abbasi admits this was bound to happen as the current infrastructure and support are not developed enough to cater to such large-scale projects. “I am certain that this movie will set a [new] standard. It will be the one to watch out for,” he says, proud of the team’s accomplishments.
“For most of us, it was not a professional commitment, but more a commitment of passion,” he continues, adding that the actors have worked hard to make the film as close to reality as possible.
Azmat had turned down several television projects just to be part of Waar as he was enamoured by the freshness of the project, Abbasi reveals. “In my case, I was involved from the beginning, so I grew up with this.
NewsSee Also in Showbiz News
Shakuntala: from Mahabharata, with love
18 April 2014

Zain Ahmed and Sunil Shankar, the co-directors of the play, have different strengths as theatre directors, but it is their mutual interest with body movements and unrestricted blocking on stage that converts the interest into synergy. They chose to remove most of the text from a very text-heavy tale and relied primarily on gestures and choreography to compensate for the missing text. This made the performance engaging at places with the young lot of actors coming up with some very radical and ... Full Story
Did you know? : Film on Olympian Hussain Shah to be released this year
18 April 2014

Logos Films, a local independent film and media production house has kickstarted the making of its debut feature film, which is based on the life of Pakistani boxer Syed Hussain Shah. The sports biopic is the first in a three-part series of films, based on the stories of forgotten Pakistani heroes. According to a press release, it had been in pre-production since August 2013. Shah is the only boxer in the history of Pakistan, and the first from South Asia, to put his country on the Olympics ... Full Story
Bindra’s ‘Love for Gold’ collection arrives in Lahore
18 April 2014

KARACHI: Some make it across the border with only fashion on their minds. Indian fashion designer Mini Bindra is one of those people. She has come from India to Pakistan with her brand Rubaaiyat’s ‘Love for Gold’ collection. Bindra’s own fashion journey started in the year 2000 from New Delhi, India and 14 years later, she has crossed the border into Lahore, Pakistan. The first Indian design house to be officially launched at Lahore’s Gulberg Galleria, Rubaaiyat will house a collection, which ... Full Story
Karan Johar to do his first meaty acting role in Bombay Velvet
18 April 2014

MUMBAI: Film-maker Karan Johar has previously made special appearances in films, including Zoya Akhtar’s Luck by Chance. But in Anurag Kashyap’s dream project Bombay Velvet, he ... Full Story
Cannes film festival launches race for 2014 Palme d’Or
18 April 2014

PARIS: Movies by David Cronenberg, Jean-Luc Godard, Mike Leigh and Ken Loach are among the films selected to compete for the top Palme d’Or prize at next month’s Cannes Film ... Full Story
Japan virtual star Hatsune to join Lady Gaga tour
18 April 2014

TOKYO: Hatsune Miku, a computer-generated Japanese pop star who performs as a hologram, is to support some of Lady Gaga’s tour of North America next month, the US songstress has ... Full Story
AC/DC rock on without guitarist Malcolm Young
18 April 2014

SYDNEY: Australia’s pre-eminent hard rock band AC/DC announced Thursday they will carry on making music without ailing rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young. ‘After 40 years of life ... Full Story
Jay Z brings ‘Made in America’ music fest to LA
18 April 2014

LOS ANGELES: Rapper Jay Z joined Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday to announce that his music festival, ‘Budweiser Made in America,’ will be coming to downtown Los ... Full Story
Egypt pulls Lebanese star Haifa’s movie
18 April 2014
ABC wins landmark China access
18 April 2014
Brad teams up with Groupon
18 April 2014
Did you know?: Jogi by The Sketches bags nomination at New Mexico Music Awards
16 April 2014
Shahrukh, Aamir, Salman, Karan pushed Indian cinema globally: Big B
16 April 2014
Australian heritage preserved in strokes of paint
16 April 2014
MJ’s mom to pay promoter $800k
16 April 2014
‘Mad Men’ premiere draws 2.3m
16 April 2014
Lady Gaga, Psy to perform at S Korea festival
16 April 2014
Bieber hearing set for May in Canada
16 April 2014
Stewart sad over missing Robert
16 April 2014
Cannes taps epitome of 1960s cool for festival poster
16 April 2014
Katy seen cozy at Coachella
16 April 2014
‘I have no interest in kids’
16 April 2014
Stars attend Drew’s party
16 April 2014
Freeman likes variety
16 April 2014
I like afternoon naps: Arnie
16 April 2014
Pakistan TV Dramas Watch Pakistani TV
Muhabbat Weham Hai
Muhabbat Weham Hai
Starring: Fiza Ali, Imran Arooj, Sohail Sameer, Ajab Gul, Ghulam Mohi ud Din, Zariya Sulah Ud Din, Saba Faisal,Jibran, Moona Shah, Kinza ...
Nijaat
Nijaat
Cast of Nijaat
Kahani Raima Aur Manahil Ki
Kahani Raima Aur Manahil Ki
Sajjal, Mehreen Syed, Shahroz Sabzwari, Wasy Ch., Irfan Khosat, Ahmed Ali Butt etc.
Turkish Opera Soap Noor
Turkish Opera Soap Noor
Cast: Pervez Bashir, Saima Qureshi, Tehreem
Halka Na Lo
Halka Na Lo
Cast: Agha Sheraz, Zalay Sarhadi, Barkat Ali & Uzma.
Show All Dramas
Pakistan TV Dramas Watch Indian TV
Jago Pakistan Jago
Jago Pakistan Jago
Hosts: Fahad Mustafa & Kiran Khan Directed By: HAJJI AL BALOS PRODUCED BY: RABIYA ARIF
Noor Morning Show
Noor Morning Show
Host: Noor Chaudhry
Savdhaan India @11
Savdhaan India @11
Host: Sushant Singh
Pakistan Idol
Pakistan Idol
Youth of Pakistan
Utho Jago Pakistan
Utho Jago Pakistan
Hosts: Shaista Wahidi
Show All TV Shows
Awaz.tv
Privacy Policy: We use third-party advertising companies to serve ads when you visit our Website. These companies may use information (not including your name, address email address or telephone number) about your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices about not having this information used by these companies, click here.

Disclaimer: Awaz.tv is not responsible for any content linked to or referred to from these pages. All videos, live tvs, blogs or video links point to content hosted on third party websites or members. We are using third party links for live tvs. Users who upload these videos or blogs agree not to upload illegal content when creating their user accounts. Awaz.tv does not accept responsibility for content hosted on third party websites or by the members. If you have any questions please contact us.
Copyright © 2000-2014 AWAZ.TV. All rights reserved unless where otherwise noted.