After much ado, the first poster of Sohai Ali Abro’s upcoming film Motorcycle Girl was finally revealed on March 19. Directed by Adnan Sarwar, the film will also stars other big guns such as Samina Peerzada and Sarmad Khoosat.
Ali Kazmi of Baaghi fame will also be seen in Motorcycle Girl.
This is the second Pakistani film – after Hareem Farooq’s Parchi – that shows a female actor taking the lead. Motorcycle Girl is based on the real life story of Zenith Irfan, who is the first Pakistani female to have made a solo journey through the northern regions of the country.
Zenith’s multiple bike journeys, through areas “where it’s taboo for women to venture out unaccompanied, let alone riding solo on two wheels,” have attracted worldwide attention and been covered by publications such as CNN, New York Times and Vice etc.
Sohai shared that it was an absolute honour to play Zenith. “The role of this incredible, empowered female is one that I can relate to and is close to my heart,” she said. “I have always believed in the liberating power of our women, especially considering the taboos we face in our society. I am really happy that a lot of young girls would be able to look up to me for doing something positive and inspiring,” shared the 23-year-old actor.
To prepare for her role, Sohai also learnt how to ride a motorcycle and was reportedly making the same journey from Lahore to the majestic Khanjarab Pass that Zenith undertook in 2015.
Motorcycle Girl is slated to release on April 20, 2018.
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