The Legend of Maula Jatt director Bilal Lashari teams up with Soccer Star Nicolas Anelka and guess who's going to be performing at the showcase football game. None other than Akon himself.
Announcing the partnership at the conference Bilal Lashari stated, "The partnership between 'The Legend of Maula Jatt' and World Soccer Stars brings together sports and entertainment on one platform like never before. I believe that both the film and WSS mark a series of many firsts and brings together two of the most anticipated events of the year together. We will be making an exciting announcement at the opening ceremony and have our stars welcome football legends to Pakistan on 27th April in Karachi".
Akon will be performing ahead of a showcase football game on April 27th 2019 in Karachi, and April 28th in Lahore.
The Legend of Maula Jatt stars Mahira Khan, Fawad Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Humaima Malick in key roles. The film is set to release this Eid ul Azha across Pakistan. Bilal Lashari previously directed Waar, an action thriller which also starred Hamza Ali Abbasi. This will be the first feature film collaboration between Mahira Khan and Fawad Khan since their hit pairing in drama serial Humsafar. The Legend of Maula Jatt retells the story of Maula Jatt and Noori Nath, a legendary rivalry that existed in Pakistani cinema.
Akon has previously sung for a Bollywood film as well. Shah Rukh Khan's track Chammak Challo was a part of the film Ra-One.