Everyone knows the Pakistani film industry is booming these days. One film deals are for losers ,as every other actor declares he is too busy to shoot for a drama because, forget his first film the second one is up for production. There is also a well-worn joke going around the industry that there are simply no actresses left to shoot dramas because every girl with any potential is busy becoming a “film ki heroine”. In this new democratic phase of the Pakistani entertainment industry (where everyone and their Mamu is making a movie) , drama fans were delighted to hear that the highly talented and proven director Haissem Hussain was also joining the fray.Anyone who has watched the land mark , award-winning Dastan , Durr e Shahwar, AunZara, Kuch Pyaar Ka Pagal Pan, Aik Naeey Cinderella and Hum TV ‘s upcoming Magnum Opus Bin Roye Aansu will be excited to see his collaboration with producer Sadia Jabbar .
Earlier last year there were many rumours that Haissem was making a film, scripted by actress Nadia Jamil, starring the unparalleled combination of Sanam Baloch , Mahirah Khan and Fawad Khan . While that script has been put on the backburner speculation has been mounting since the announcement of his new film about who he will cast.
Drama Pakistani is always ahead of the game when it comes to pushing for our favourite stars, so we ask the question who is going to be Balu and who is going to be Mahi? The intriguing title of Balumahi suggests a light hearted, fun kind of vibe as opposed to serious and deep. Haissem has directed most of the most the big names in The Pakistani Entertainment industry, From Humayoon Saeed to Fawad Khan to Mikaal Zulfikar to Osman Khalid Butt. Amongst the lad
A lot of people on Twitter have been suggesting Sanam and Mikaal Zulfikar because of their brilliant chemistry in Kuch Pyaar Ka Pagal Pan. Now that would be a personal dream come true as I always wanted to see some kind of sequel using that fabulous rapport. Then again after the previous hopes of seeing Fawad and Mahirah together again in the Nadia Jamil project I would love to see them on screen, this time in a lighter story, w
ith the kind of laugh out loud comedy we saw in Akbari Asghari. Much as I always will love Asher and Khirad neither of them seemed to have much of a sense of humour and it would certainly be something novel and innovative to see that super hit Jodi in something that shakes up everyone’s expectations. From the director’s own comments on Sanam Baloch’s morning show some time back it seems as though BaluMahi is romantic comedy. So (even if it is probably blasphemy in some quarters) why not a new pairing of say Ali Zafar and Humaima Malik to liven things up? Humaima is a fabulous actress and Ali Zafar has an extraordinary talent for comedy as proven by his recent film Total Syapaa. I for one would love to see them on screen. As usual everyone has an opinion and my husband who has yet to move on from Akbari Asghari or Dastan has put in his vote for Imran Abbas and Humaima Malik or Ahsan Khan and Saba Qamar.
Fun as these jodis would be I don’t know if they give that fresh, young vibe that some insiders from the production company have been hinting at . So why not Osmaya? After AunZara and now Dayar e Dil, the Jodi number 1 on everyone’s lips seems to be Osman Khalid Butt and Maya Ali.
That would certainly bring a young, modern feel to any production. The same sources have suggested a surprising new Jodi might be on the cards. While an announcement seems to be coming soon its always fun to play the guessing game and whisper our favourites into the director and producer’s ears . I for one would love to know what our readers and all the fans out there think and who knows we might hit on a winning combination before anyone else? I was thinking of setting up a poll but I am guessing Sanam Mikaal and Osmaya would be fighting it out for the number one spot anyway .So lets see what you guys think .