Totally exhausted after a busy weekend, I had all the plans to sleep in this Sunday, but no, my blogging squad said I had to be there at this event else I would be missing something great. And yes it turned out quite right. Had I not gone to the event, I wouldn’t have this selfie which instantly received more than 100 likes 😉 :p
So it was a press meet star cast session for the upcoming movie, Albela Rahi, which is a biography and life based story of the legendary and iconic singer, Alamgir, who literally rose from rags to riches and underwent difficult times and turmoil to become the most regarded singers in today’s times. The masterminds behind this story are Fog Catcher Films, a sister concern of Stimulus Productions who believe this could be the next blockbuster of the Pakistani cinema industry.
So where does Fawad Khan come in?
Well It has been revealed that the lead actor playing the legendary pop singer is none other than Fawad Khan, Pakistan’s leading heartthrob and superstar. The 34-year-old actor who has been a true sensation in the television and film industry of Pakistan and India is perfect for this role having been a seasoned musician himself. Fawad Khan made his cinematic debut in 2007 and has come a long way since then, making his Bollywood debut in Shashanka Ghosh’s Khoobsurat opposite Sonam Kapoor. According to an insider, although Fawad is very selective when it comes to signing a film, he fell in love with the script and the story of Albela Rahi and has been on-board since day one!
The plot revolves around Alamgir and his struggles, his journey from East to West Pakistan and how he brought a wave of pop music along with him. Alamgir with his vigorous style of singing and stage performance brought a fresh breath of air to the Pakistani music industry in the early 1970’s. He introduced Urdu pop music and became an instant hit with his song ‘Albela Rahi’.
With an original script, a legendary protagonist together with Fawad Khan as the male lead, ‘Albela Rahi’ – Fog Catcher’s debut film shows immense potential of being a huge critical and commercial success.
The best part of the evening was when Fawad sang the title track of the movie originally sung by Alamgir himself
Live video session was conducted with Alamgir since he couldn’t make it to the event due to his fragile condition. Fawad Khan, Sultan Ghani, Faisal Hashmi along with the host, Yasir and the audience had a great session with iconic singer himself.
— Hareem Deeba (@Hareem_Deeba) January 24, 2016
Bloggers and Media representatives had a great time posing with the heartthrob and he was humble enough to give ample time and even record messages for those who couldn’t make it to the event! ❤
— Pak Cinema Official (@PakCinema2020) January 25, 2016
‘Fog Catcher Films’ is a sister company of Stimulus Productions, Pakistan’s leading TV commercials’ production house. Stimulus Productions has rose to top in short period of six years and has produced over 200 television ads for blue-chip brands in Pakistan, working with both local and foreign directors.