Pakistani actress Yumna Zaidi is set to make her film debut with a film based on cricket. The actress shared a video of the motion poster titled ‘Nayab’ on her Instagram account.
The trailer begins with bullets, a ball, and a bat placed on the ground. In the background, she could be heard saying, “Akka, tum dekhna, aik din poori dunya ko kehte sunno gai. Naam yaad rakhna* [Akka, one day you’ll hear the world say it. Remember the name],” with loud cheers coming it in the video.
Sharing the poster she said “Immensely excited to share the Title motion poster of my first feature film for Pakistan “NAYAB”, the idea and making are so close to my heart ….. sharing it with all of you,” along with the hashtag #naamyaadrakhna.
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While talking to Dawn Images, she said “The team is great and accommodating. Right now I am at training for a couple of months, working on this project.”
“This [Nayab] character is about a girl who is passionate about cricket, trying to reach a certain point with her brother’s help as she struggles. He helms her reach her dreams,” she explained.
Yumna Zaidi is currently featured in the drama serials ‘Bakhtawar’, and ‘Tere Bin’.
Fans are excited to see the Parizaad actress on the big screen. A few days ago, a video of her practicing shots with a bat went viral on social media.
The film is directed by Umair Nasir Ali and also stars Javed Sheikh M Fawad Khan who was last seen as Abdullah in Qatil Haseenaon Ke Naam for Zee5.
Rumina Umair and Umair Irfani are producing the film. Its executive producers are Agnes and David Kenney of Kenneyz Films and the screenplay is by Ali Abbas Naqvi who previously penned Mansha Pasha and Ahmed Ali Akbar’s Laal Kabootar.