The first trailer of Jemima Khan’s rom-com film What’s Love Got To Do With It’ has been released online. 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.
Sajal Aly is in the lead role but has few appearances in the movie. A scene in the trailer shows the bride-to-be Sajal Aly dancing her heart out at the wedding. The film is a mix of friendship, one-sided love, and arrange marriage turned into a love marriage. The film is set to release on January 27th, 2023.
The film has been directed by Shekhar Kapur- director of Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary. The film also stars Emma Thompson, Mim Shaikh, Jeff Mirza, and Asim Chaudhry.
Fans are eagerly waiting for the release of the movie in Pakistan. The former wife of Imran Khan, Jemima Goldsmith, announced the film back in 2020. The film is produced under the banner of her Instinct Production.