Jemima Khan wins big at The Rome Festival. Her film ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ won the Best Comedy award at the Rome Film Festival on Saturday. The film feature Shahzad Latif, Emma Thompson, Sajal Aly, and Lily James.
Jemima, the co-producer of the film, posted a picture of her with the trophy. “We won (the trophy) for Best Comedy at The Rome Film Festival for our film, which I wrote and produced,” she wrote. Khan was dressed up in an off-white trouser suit. She thanked everyone who helped her win the trophy.
“Thank you Ol Parker for teaching me how to write a script.”
Thank you to @olparker1 for teaching me how to write a script when I had no clue. And for being the most supportive, generous & kindest friend when my self esteem was at its lowest. pic.twitter.com/saQb7Fn3Bn
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) October 23, 2022
Next on the list was the cast and crew of What’s Love Got To Do With It? “Thank you for the LOLs Emma Thompson, Lily James, Asim, Shahzad Latif, Jeff Mirza, Shabana Azmi, and Sajal Aly.” She also extended her gratitude to the distributors, the production team, and especially Indian filmmaker Shekar Kapur for direction.
Sajal Aly also shared the post 0n her Instagram account. Celebrities Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy and Fatima Bhutto congratulated Jemima Khan. The film has already been created abuzz before its release on January 23rd, 2022.
The first trailer of Jemima Khan’s rom-com film What’s Love Got To Do With It was released online in September. The film features the story of an eligible Pakistani doctor based in the UK to get a bride from Pakistan.
His white neighbor friend is amazed at the idea of ‘contractual love’ and sets to produce a film on the Pakistani wedding and the culture of finding the right proposal. The white girl seems to fall in love with him or perhaps with the idea of profound love.
Sajal Aly plays the character of Maymouna (a Pakistani bride), Shahzad Latif( Kazim-a UK-based Pakistani doctor), and Lily James play Zoe( a white neighbor). Indian actor Shabana Azmi plays the mother of Kazmi.
The trailer shows Kazim talking to Maymouna on a video call with her family in the background. The second part of the teaser shows a lavish wedding organized by Rahat Fateh Ali Khan in the wedding.
It remains unclear if Zoe’s love for Kazim remains one-sided or not; only the film will tell the result of this love story.