First look of Yasir Hussain as serial killer Javed Iqbal unveiled

Hussain is set to star in a film based on the notorious rapist, murderer of more than 100 children from Lahore.

Entertainment Desk August 29, 2021

The first look of actor Yasir Hussain as the horrific serial killer Javed Iqbal, who sexually abused and killed more than 100 children in Lahore between 1998 and 1999, has been unveiled.

Hussain took to his Instagram to share the first poster of the film, which sees him as the notorious convict. Alongside this, he wrote, "Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of A Serial Killer, coming soon!"

It was revealed earlier that Hussain, alongside Ayesha Omar, would be starring in a film based on Iqbal, who killed himself in prison before his sentence could be carried out. Javed Iqbal: The Untold Story of A Serial Killer will see Omar essaying the role of a police officer, who will head the investigation against Iqbal.

The film is written and directed by Abu Aleeha and is being produced under the banner of KKFilms by Javed Ahmed.

Iqbal’s case was a particularly macabre one as he strangled his victims, dismembered their corpses and dissolved them in acid to conceal the evidence. He was found guilty and sentenced to death in the same manner that he killed the boys. Moinuddin Haider, the Interior Minister of the time had stated that such a punishment would not be allowed.

Omar, who is known for playing a diverse range of roles throughout her career, commented that this was bound to be a challenge but one that she’s certainly looking forward to.

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