After giving Pakistani cinema serious, thought-provoking films like Afia Nathaniel’s Dukhtar and documentary Without Shepherds, Crew Films is set to delve into lighter territory with a rom-com titled *Ishq 2020.*
This film will explore the youth’s notion of love, and will star young actors Sanam Chaudhry and Muneeb Butt as the lead couple, revealed a press release.
Like Dukhtar, Ishq 2020 will also put the spotlight on a female protagonist named Rania.
Sanam, whose work in TV dramas has racked up her a considerable fan following, will be making her film debut as Rania, and is understandably excited:
“This is an elevation in my acting career as it’s going to be my first feature film and I am on cloud 9,” she said to Images.
Her co-star Muneeb Butt is acting in his second film after Halla Gulla. For Ishq 2020, Muneeb is all set to “transform himself into a muscular hulk”.
“The entire team of the movie is very promising and I hope that this will be a great support for Pakistan’s cinema revival,” said the actor about Ishq 2020.
In an earlier interview with Images, Butt revealed that the film will be shot in various parts of the country, including Lahore, Bhawalpur, Naraan and Kaghan, to name a few.
Butt said, “Since the movie chronicles the journey of the two main characters, in the process, we see lots of different parts of the country.”
Ishq 2020 will also star Marium Ansari and Furqan Qureshi, and may just even feature a cameo by a Bollywood star, if Crew Films’ talks with an Indian production house go as planned.
Crew Films will have six other projects in the pipeline next year, according to their press release.