Ayesha Omar sets screen on fire in 'item song' teaser

Published: March 21, 2015

KARACHI: A 15-second teaser of upcoming Pakistani film Karachi Se Lahore is creating quite a buzz on social media. It features Ayesha Omar who appears on the screen for only four seconds and manages to take away your breath and your heart in that brief moment.

Here, see for yourself: 

Although you can’t tell from the teaser, Ayesha has a lead role in the film and is certainly not playing an ‘item girl’. “The song is not really an item number because most item songs feature actors who are in the movie only for the duration of the song. I am the lead actress in this film,” Ayesha said while speaking to The Express Tribune.

Karachi Se Lahore, in fact, is a road movie which revolves around a journey undertaken by a group of friends and their encounters while travelling.

          PHOTO: facebook.com/KarachiseLahore

When asked how her fans reacted to the teaser Ayesha said, “It’s a fantastic reaction. To tell you the truth, in spite of Bulbulay’s success I wasn’t too confident the video would get such a huge response.”

She said the director of the film, Wajahat Rauf, is also overwhelmed by the feedback and is excited to release more bits from the film soon. “We are working really hard on it. In fact we haven’t even finished shooting. Our goal is to make sure people love the film,” she added.

Ayesha’s look in the teaser is completely different from her look in the film’s poster. When asked how the item number fits in with her character and in a road movie she said, “Well you have to watch the film to find out!”

She did however reveal that she has sung the item song — titled Tooti Frooti — herself. Besides Ayesha, the film stars Javed Sheikh, Rashid Naz, Shehzad Sheikh, Yasir Hussain (who is also the film’s writer), Eshita Syed, Ahmed Ali, Aashir Wajahat and Mantahaa Tareen Maqsood.


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  • Sara
    Mar 21, 2015 - 9:18PM

    So culturally which part of Pakistan in portrayed in the song except the Punjabi theatre’s. Kindly enlighten me plsRecommend

  • Parvez
    Mar 21, 2015 - 11:18PM

    Anything with Ayesha Omar in it……..is a must see. She is a talent that has yet to be explored.Recommend

  • Shahrez Qureshi
    Mar 22, 2015 - 12:09AM

    Am I the only one to whom the angle and placement of shadows in the poster looks wrong?
    I mean come on, how much of Photoshop does one have to know to place shadows properly? Recommend

  • optimist
    Mar 22, 2015 - 4:00AM

    @ Sara, Punjabi theatre rules the heart of more than half of Pakistani population. Isn’t that enough?
    Commercial films are not strict portrayal of society. If you are looking for that, may I recommend you to start watching documentaries on Pakistan?Recommend

  • bulbula
    Mar 22, 2015 - 4:06AM

    what exactl did i see..there is actually nothing…10 seconds to set on fire onlyRecommend

  • Mehr
    Mar 22, 2015 - 4:22AM

    @sara OFCOURSE this is not our culture!! Ours is a great and ancient culture where we burn Christian couples in kilns, burn down churches, bomb imaambargaahs, publicly lynch and kill pregnant women outside courts, make national heroes of men who kill Governors in broad daylight. No no no, we must fight against this disgusting portrayal of our ‘culture’!!! Where’s the bigotry, intolerance, hate, pettiness, ignorance, hate and ‘holier than thou ness’ that DEFINES our culture?!?!? So please, don’t forget to hate and be petty and raise your voice against THIS kind of invasion of our ‘culture’ but please don’t ever try and make any of the OTHER stuff go away.
    Our culture and its outcomes (people like you) ARE disgusting. Recommend

  • Aamir-Toronto
    Mar 22, 2015 - 7:34AM

    @Mehr…..You are so true !!!!

    Unfortunately, we have become a nation of hooligans, bigots and hate mongers. Recommend

  • Ibrahim Khan
    Mar 22, 2015 - 8:53AM

    Pl notify me of my little earlier comments thru my email, thanks Recommend

  • Osman
    Mar 22, 2015 - 9:50AM


    You are SOO right, gur!! Thank you.

    Even with fairly anonymous commenting our citizen’s gut reaction is to agree with the likes of @Sarah who gets 22 Recommends right of the bat. When are we going to realize that a secular government and way of life is what is missing in our society. Why is religion in every single goddam aspect of our lives? Are we that insecure?Recommend

  • Atheist_Pakistani
    Mar 22, 2015 - 9:56AM

    Radical muslim dominate. Pakistani muslim are filled with hypocrisy even on E.T. Why are you even using the computer which is yadoodi technology? Recommend

  • Bob
    Mar 22, 2015 - 1:07PM

    @Mehr … You have written a piece of art.Recommend

  • Billy
    Mar 23, 2015 - 4:26AM

    Mehr, Sara merely mentions that this song is not culturally representative of Pakistan. Your reaction to her very valid question is quite misplaced and intolerant. People can have opinions that are not exactly like yours. Please be more tolerant.

    Frankly, I agree with Sara. This seems to be a Pakistani film only in so far as that its filmed in Pakistan. In all other matters it looks like another unoriginal Bollywood movie with a premise straight out of trashy American road trip movies. Americans do road trip movies because most American group of friends have done multiple road trips that they can identify with. How many co-ed Pakistani group of friends can say the same? The reason Pakistani movies don’t have mass appeal is because they adopt cultural norms of other cultures. Film a movie that is rooted in Pakistani society, make it accessible, and then watch it succeed. If people want to just see a road trip movie, they can see a dubbed version of a hollywood movie – they have much better production values and a better understanding of the concept. Recommend

  • ibrahim Khan
    Mar 23, 2015 - 9:22AM

    What happened to my comment yesterday, is it not approved or what?
    whitin same minute I sent a single line request to share response thru email, that request I saw now as my comment, and my full para comment is missing, atleast of 10+ lines!
    i demand explanation pl
    thanks n regards
    Ibrahim Khan Recommend

  • Lord of the Ring
    Mar 23, 2015 - 10:55AM

    The lady just don’t get it

    She’s pretty but not for that sort’a action and exposure

    Everyone’s not that material made by Nature

    For example can you imagine Kajol (pretty in her own way)

    exciting us by an item number ???

    One has to know her personalityRecommend

  • henna
    Aug 11, 2015 - 11:37PM

    The real question is why do we have to include item numbers in our entertainers? it is an entirely bollywood concept aimed at minting more profit and the fact that it denigrates a womans position in their society is only collateral damage. Pakistani society is no champion for the status of women. How can our movie industry then be so blithe as to inculcate songs that objectify women? Ayesha omer sings that she is a “cutie, beauty (pronounced booty in her rendition) . And its not the tiny , sequin studded blouse and that shes standing and jiggling amidst a swarm of lusty-eyed men-women should dress whichever way they want and stand with whomever they please-that i am shocked by. People are too quick to assume that just because someone comments that bollywood imitation is not part of our inherent culture, that person is pro-religious intolerance. Neither should be part of our culture. We should not champion trigger-happy morons neither should we condone songs in which women proudly proclaim themselves analogous to what? and icecream flavour?tooti frooti will become a new catcall phrase for taaroo maaroos all around our country. Recommend

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