Love her or hate her, Mahira Khan has become arguably the biggest female star of Pakistan’s film and television industry. After a huge social media uproar on her paparazzi pictures with Ranbir Kapoor, she went out of the limelight for a while. But she is back with the release of her upcoming movie’s teaser… and what an entry it is! Check out her intense expressions in the scene from Shoaib Mansoor’s Verna.
The first look of Verna indicates a dark and serious movie. That is not surprising, since the movie has been directed by Shoaib Mansoor. ShoMan, as he is popularly known, is the powerhouse entertainer behind extremely popular TV projects like Fifty Fifty, Sunehrey Din, Gulls & Guys and Alpha Bravo Charlie. He also played a huge role in the revival of Pakistani media by making quality movies Khuda Ke Liye and Bol.
ShoMan is famous for introducing new people to the silver screen in his films. He cast Fawad Khan in his first film role in Khuda Ke Liye and also gave a chance to Atif Aslam and Mahira Khan in his second movie, Bol. This time around, musician Haroon Shahid of Symt band is appearing alongside Mahira Khan in Verna. The trailer shows Mahira in an aggressive scene where she is beating someone up, while a rap song plays in the background. The Punjabi rap song has been sung by Xpolymer Dar, who is an Islamabad- based musician. Other cast members of Verna include Zarrar Khan, Naimal Kanwal and Rasheed Naz.
Verna has been made under the banner of ShoMan Productions. It is set to release on 17th November , 2017 and will be distributed by Hum Films. The storyline is rumored to be based on social issues. Like Khuda Ke Liye and Bol, Verna is also a female-centric movie. According to Shoaib Mansoor,
“This film has been written and directed by a man of Pakistan for the men of the world to listen to women. It is to encourage women to speak up. Khuda kay liye bol verna…”
Verna’s first look is a breath of fresh air in the current scenario of Pakistani cinema, where item numbers and crude humor are seen as tickets to success. One hopes that the movie receives both critical and commercial success. And we will surely keep our readers updated with a review once the movie is released … so watch this space!