Laal Kabootar has been selected to be submitted for Oscar consideration in the 'International Feature Film Award’ category for the 92nd Academy Awards.
Laal Kabootar is a rollercoaster ride featuring Ahmed Ali Akbar as Adeel Nawaz - a hustling taxi-driver and Aliya Malik, played by the alluring Mansha Pasha, is strong-headed to the point of being stubborn.
The film was well-received by critics for its plot and bringing Karachi to life. The Pakistani Academy Selection Committee is chaired by two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and includes Zeba Bakhtiar, Zarrar Khuhro, Zebunnisa Hamid, Sarmad Khoosat, Asim Abbasi, Rizwan Beyg, Jamil Baig, Sanam Saeed and Hamna Zubair.
Celebrities are rejoicing over the news and congratulating the cast and crew of the film for a job well done:
Lead actor Mansha Pasha shared the happy news immediately
Mehwish Hayat congratulated her as soon as she found out
Ayesha Omar gave the film a shout out
Shaista Lodhi commended the achievement
Jibran Nasir, too, couldn't resist sharing the good news