Bilal Lashari, director of box office hit Waar, has quashed rumours about casting Noor and vandal Gullu Butt for his upcoming release Maula Jatt.
“The cast of Maula Jatt is being finalised. Rumours of Noor and Gullu Butt being casted are not true,” Lashari told The Express Tribune.
The director also posted a tweet to end the speculation.
Lashari put the arms and ammunition of Pakistan army to stylistic use in Waar and will now be giving a new identity to gandasa films with a multi-million dollar remake of Maula Jatt.
“This will be my take on gandasa (a weapon made famous by Maula Jutt and its sequels), which are blamed for the death of Lollywood,” said Lashari.
“I think the gandasa genre was a missed opportunity for Pakistani cinema, and what better choice to utilise it then by paying homage to the cult classic Maula Jatt.”
Lashari has been waiting for the Waar hype to quiet down before disclosing his new venture since the rebooted version of Maula Jatt has been in the pre-production phase for the last seven months.
The film is a co-production with an American production house, the name of which he is not disclosing just yet, and will have a budget in the millions of dollars, according to the director.
From a war epic to a new brand of gandasa films; Lashari is taking some huge steps and even huger risks.