Singer Shahzad Roy and Faisal Qureshi to turn 60’s series into film?
Our legendary singer Shehzad Roy talked about his next project which is based on 1960’s series,“You know how there are some things in life you feel are exactly what you’ve been waiting for? This felt like that.”
Talking about the character he would be playing in the movie Shehzad Roy shared that he would be playing Allan who is prone to find the way to lead his life in different way going against the norms. His innocent partner-in-crime, Nanha, will be played by comedian and actor Faisal Qureshi. “I was offered movies earlier, but didn’t do those,” says Shehzad. “We had been trying other projects, but those didn’t work out. Anwar Sahib’s project [Shehzad announced in 2015 that he was going to act in a film whose script was being penned by Anwar Maqsood] was something that we have to do. It’s a great script. But this [Alif Noon] is something we want to do right now.”
On recreating the content Shehzad Roy elaborated that ,“Whole new story, but the chemistry between the characters, the content is going to be similar,” says Shehzad. “Because our issues have changed [since the original Alif Noon series was on air], there’s [advancements in] technology, the world has changed etc. The same way earlier instalments of Mission Impossible were different vs now.My look will be changed. Totally. It won’t be the purana Alif Noon look, this will be completely different. This is the 2019 version of Allan, so he’ll be a little fit. You’ll see a few tattoos on Nanha as well,” says Shehzad Roy
When asked about the look of the character he further added, “My look will be changed. Totally. It won’t be the purana Alif Noon look, this will be completely different. This is the 2019 version of Allan, so he’ll be a little fit. You’ll see a few tattoos on Nanha as well. For Nanha (originally essayed by the portly Rafi Khawar), Faisal is planning to gain some weight as well.”
Might be released on Eid Ul Fitr next year He said, “We’re aiming for that you know how it is with films, there might be delays, but hopefully not. I’m very nervous but a little relaxed as well because it feels like a natural alliance,” says Shehzad. “The way I think and Faisal writes, we’re on the same wavelength. And to make that commercial for us is very easy. The comfort level is there. But darr bohat hai keh hum ne apna best deyna hai kyonke pehli dafa ek film kar rahe hain [But there’s also a lot of fear that we have to give our best because this is our first film].”