Hareem Farooq, Imran Kazmi join hands again for a comedy film

Published 28 Jan, 2017 02:32pm

Irfan Ul Haq

Hareem will be playing a dual role in 'Parchi'; as the producer and lead actor.

Janaan producers, Hareem Farooq and Imran Kazmi have another film in store for fans.

Speaking to Images Imran gave us a few deets about the upcoming venture titled Parchi.

"Parchi is a situational comedy, it's in pre-production phase at the moment. The director is Azfar Jafri, who also directed Janaan . I am producing it along with Hareem," he said.

So far Hareem Farooq and Janaan co-stars Ali Rehman and Usman Mukhtar have been confirmed as the leads. However, the film is in need of two more lead actors who have yet to be finalised. "We are currently holding auditions. Let's see, I think in the next ten days we'll have something confirmed."

Imran explains that the focus is on making the film lighthearted and although the title is somewhat a giveaway, he "can't disclose much about Parchi."

"Since it's a comedy film, we have tried to touch the topic of the film without any serious undertones, so that people can understand it more and have fun with it."

Ali Rehman and Hareem Farooq take a selfie together.
Ali Rehman and Hareem Farooq take a selfie together.

He explained, "In the end cinema is all about escapism. It's all about entertainment, there is so much tension in our homes that we're hoping people will come to watch the film and have some fun before heading home."

Touching upon the film's soundtracks, Imran hopes to do a better job than Janaan. Parchi's background score will be done by Ahmed Ali and the remaining songs will feature a mix of artists.

"For the music we're planning something big. We had a song or two in Janaan which were pretty good but the rest I personally wasn't very happy with. This time I'm trying my level best to ensure there's not a single song that I'm at least unhappy with. So we're working on that."

His previous two works, Siyaah and Janaan were written by Osman Khalid Butt, however this time around the producers roped in Shafqat Khan as the scriptwriter: Shafqi Bahi works in theatre and is a wonderful writer, the way he has written dialogues and the situations for the movie, they're amazing.

At the moment, Imran refuses to delve into further details of the film, but the film's production team is trying to present the audience with possibly something new.

"We're trying to incorporate a lot of things that have not been done before and are also rather difficult. I can't disclose them yet because we don't even know if we can pull them off. But let's see."

Parchi will be shot in Pakistan and though it's a comedy feature, "the content will have a serious and deeper meaning," according to Imran.