Published Apr 20, 2017 03:09pm

Adnan Sarwar's next film is a biopic of Zenith Irfan aka "Motorcycle Girl"

Adnan Sarwar, the actor/director of the critically acclaimed Shah (2015), is all set to start production of his new feature film, which is slated released in winter 2017
Adnan Sarwar, the actor/director of the critically acclaimed Shah (2015), is all set to start production of his new feature film, which is slated released in winter 2017

If you loved the biopic Shah, you're going to love this news.

Adnan Sarwar, the actor/director of the critically acclaimed Shah (2015), is all set to start production of his new feature film, which is slated released in winter 2017.

The independently produced film is based on the story of boundary-breaking "Motorcycle Girl" Zenith Irfan who, at 20 years of age, is thought to be the first Pakistani female to have made a solo motorcycle journey through the northern regions of the country.

"I have always felt that those of us who work in the film or TV industry have a responsibility to tell stories which can influence our society in a positive manner, while providing entertainment to the audience", said Adnan.

"This film will be the second installment of the "Heroes Trilogy" that I have planned. Zenith's story is important because at such a young age, she is doing things that challenge gender stereotypes which are deeply engrained in the fabric of our society. This film will be my little effort towards inspiring a future where, hopefully, the women of our country will be more empowered, truly independent and unshackled from archaic taboos that hold back their progress".

Irfan's multiple bike journeys (documented in her Facebook blog "1 Girl, 2 Wheels") through regions of the country "where it's taboo for women to venture out unaccompanied, let alone riding solo on two wheels" have attracted worldwide attention and have been covered by publications such as CNN, New York Times and Vice to name a few.

The cast of the film is currently being finalised and the biopic will be shot in Lahore, and along the Karakoram Highway, this summer.

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