The trailer launch of Quaid-e-Azam Zindabad was full of merriment and joy, followed by an interesting Q&A session with the leading cast, Fahad Mustafa and Mahira Khan. While reflecting on their past work and pairing up with one another, Khan shared how she feels like she’s the Jennifer Connelly to Fahad Mustafa’s Tom Cruise, as a Top Gun reference.
“I have always been very proud of the fact that I carry my films, I don’t need anybody. But I think that’s the wrong way to think. I don’t carry my films, everybody carries films – together,” she started off, further elaborating how they were taught this when they entered the film industry.
“I see Top Gun and I see Jennifer Connelly – who is by far one of the best actresses of Hollywood – supports the biggest star in Hollywood as well. I would do a small role for a good film, because I actually believe it’s more important to be part of good films. Of course I would love to do an out-and-loud role, but why not this as well. So I hope that I can be the Jennifer Connelly to my Tom Cruise,” she added, referring to Fahad Mustafa.
A whole bunch of other things were shared and recalled about the film, like the actress sharing how she performed crazy stunts in the film. “I have done stunts, and I had to play with and do a song with animals. I must say, it is easier to act with most human beings, not all. There were lions, rabbits, mice, etc. and I performed stunts with all,” she said.
Mustafa also shared how special the film is, and how it is not just another run-of-the-mill cop movie. “Every region has their own stories to tell, like Pakistan has a lot of stories that aren’t out there. The only way to stand out from the worldwide cinema is to tell stories that are unique to you. This has a very relatable story, it surely is a cop film, but the story is truly unique,” he said.
“I feel like this is my career’s biggest and the best movie, and I think Mahira and I look good together. We’ve come back after two years and it was all pretty overwhelming, but hopefully, things will turn out the best,” he added.
Khan was also full of praises for her costar and the team. “[Nabeel Qureshi] is one of the finest directors, the best producers. And for Fahad Mustafa – I did not think I would end up being charmed by this man, and I did. He was so amazing. And Javed Sheikh is what you call a star. Every time he comes, you’re happy and watching. I am very lucky to be a part of this ensemble,” she shared.
The trailer of the film was as action-packed as everyone expected, and featured some thrilling sequences. Apart from the leading couple, the cast includes Nayyer Ejaz, Javed Sheikh, Qavi Khan, and Mehmood Aslam. The movie is set to release this Eid-ul-Azha.