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.
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.