Eid releases are all the rage and in Pakistan this year, there are two big films set to hit the big screen on Eid Ul-Adha: Paray Hut Love and Superstar. With posters from Superstar being released on social media, a few Ask Mahira sessions with Mahira Khan on Twitter and the video for the first song from the film, Bekaraan, winning over viewers, the promotions for Superstar have begun in full force. However, an official theatrical trailer has yet to release, leaving viewers in suspense as to what the storyline will entail. With the official trailer set to drop today, here is what is known about the film so far.
Superstar is directed by Mohammed Ehtashamuddin, who has directed television hits like Sadqay Tumare and Udaari, and produced by Momina Duraid. The screenplay has been written by Azaan Sami Khan, who has also composed the music for the film. With Bilal Ashraf and Mahira Khan essaying the lead roles, all eyes are on this beautiful pair and their crackling chemistry.
It has been revealed that Bilal’s character is named Sameer, while Mahira is playing Noori. When asked, Mahira Khan revealed that Noori resembles her in many ways and she believes Noori is reminiscent of her character Khirad from Humsafar. The supporting cast includes names like Nadeem Baig, Javed Sheikh, Marina Khan, Asma Abbas, Ali Kazmi and Alizeh Shah.
While little is known about the specifics of the film, it is rumored to be about the lives of two actors - while Noori is a newcomer struggling to pave her way into the industry, Sameer is a product of nepotism, a star son who has been groomed to be an actor since birth. The story seems to revolve around the individual struggles of both actors, their sacrifices for success and how these struggles impact their romance.
The music of the film has already caught the interest of fans with the video of Bekaraan having crossed 1.25 million views in a week. In the motion poster for the movie, fans were able to hear Atif Aslam’s voice humming in the background, confirming that Atif Aslam will be featured on the soundtrack. Coming to special appearances, besides Kubra Khan in a dance number, the film boasts of a number of others including Hania Amir, Osmaan Khalid Butt, Syra Shehroz and Mani. It is rumored that these actors will be playing versions of themselves in order to lend credibility to the portrayal of the film industry.
With a month left before the film’s release, all eyes are on this film, especially as it is Mahira Khan’s first big release after 7 Din Mohabbat In. Superstar also reunites Mahira Khan with her Bin Roye producer, Momina Duraid, after a gap of 3 years. Bilal Ashraf will also be seen again on the big screen after a gap of 2 years, his last release being Rangreza. Promising a story of glamour and romance, “Superstar” is a film audiences are waiting for with baited breath. Bring on the trailer!