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A Pakistan Day special telefilm, called Laal is currently in the works and will be featuring Bilal Abbas Khan in a key role. Generating a lot of appreciation for his portrayal of an anti-hero in ongoing drama serial Cheekh, the budding actor will be seen as a Navy officer in the upcoming telefilm.
“I don’t want to keep doing similar characters,” Bilal shared in a press statement, reflecting on the unique roles he takes up. “With each project, I test myself as an actor. Laal is a completely new experience, and my character, Behram, is a sophisticated, patriotic guy with a dream to serve in the Navy and will do anything for his country. He becomes a naval officer, and there’s a powerful connection to the stone ‘laal’ and the message this telefilm has.”
After directing Parwaaz Hai Junoon that honored the valor and sacrifices of the Pakistan Air Force, Pervez Hassan has now announced that centered around a character of a naval officer, Laal will air on March 23rd.
“It’s a story of sacrifice and friendship. One of our closest relationships is with our country and soldiers often prioritize this relationship over all others. This is a very challenging project and the team is working on it day and night,” said director Hasan in a press statement.
Laal, which has been written by Umera Ahmed, the acclaimed writer of bestseller Peer e Kamil, stars Bilal Abbas as a naval officer and Kubra Khan and Gohar Rasheed (Mann Mayal antagonist) in key roles. The cast also includes Rasheed Naz (who plays a local chieftain from Baluchistan), Saleem Mairaj, Nimra Bucha and several actors from Quetta. The telefilm will be shot in Ormara, Baluchistan, and parts of Gwadar.
The music for Laal has been done by Shuja Haider, who’s previously done the music for other Haseeb Hasan directorials like Mann Mayal and Alif.
Haseeb Hassan’s Parwaaz Hai Junoon was a 2018 Pakistani aerial combat-war romantic film, directed by Haseeb Hassan, produced by Momina Duraid and written by Farhat Ishtiaq. The film featured a cast of Hamza Ali Abbasi, Ahad Raza Mir, Hania Amir, Kubra Khan, Alamdar Khan, Marina Khan, Shamoon Abbasi, Adnan Jaffar, Shaz Khan, Shafaat Ali, and Mustafa Changazi in pivotal roles. Earlier, Osman Khalid Butt was also a part of the film but had to withdraw as the film’s shoot schedule clashed with his promotions for Balu Mahi. The film was a tribute to Pakistan Air Force.