KARACHI: Each passing instant leads to a boost in anticipation, when it comes to the release of Jalaibee. Bouts of keenness have augmented exponentially after the movie’s official ‘Meet the Press’ event.
Held on Tuesday and hosted by cast member Ali Safina, the event comprised three separate panels where journalists, media representatives and Twitteratis got an exclusive chance to interact with the film crew and gain knowledge of what went on behind the scenes.
Unlike other press conferences where the media is educated on the production and enlightened about the cast, this particular event was ostensibly different.
Cast members candidly discussed their personal struggles of making it in the Pakistani entertainment industry. Sajid Hasan revealed that he had initially turned down Yasir Jaswal’s offer, with the idea in mind that making a movie in an industry like that of Pakistan is a blunder. It was the director’s continual perseverance that in fact, won Hasan on board.
Once the film began shooting, Hasan realised that he would have made a grave slip-up by turning down the offer. The actor was pleasantly surprised by the film’s structure and content plus the highly professional environment on set.
Accentuating the lighter side of the evening, Wiqar Ali Khan decided to amuse those in attendance by briefly integrating Pashto, English and broken-Urdu while addressing the press.
Despite all the fun and frolick, all eyes were on Zhalay Sarhadi, especially after audiences got a sneak peek of an exclusive one-minute preview of the performance song ‘Jawani’ from the movie. Sarhadi who plays the role of the bar dancer Bunno in the movie, noted that she had turned down several roles before agreeing to carry out her part in Jalaibee. The fact that it was an action movie got her all keyed up to say yes to the offer.