Zara Abid's debut short film is out

Published 26 May, 2020 01:04pm

A new short film has hit YouTube which features the late model Zara Abid.

Titled Sikka, the film came just two days after the tragic PIA plane crash that took Abid's life along with 96 others. The short - directed by Ahmed Sarym - ended up being her first and last such project.

Narrated by Saba Qamar, Sikka shows Zara as two women living very different lives but having similar sort of aspirations and lack of fulfillment. They're two sides of the same sikka.

Speaking to Images, director Ahmed Sarym shared, "I basically wrote this last summer, when I was 16 and wanted to switch from journalism to film-making. I reached out to Zara and she decided to do it."

"I hadn’t known her before this but she simply believed in whatever she read, got her own wardrobe from [brands] Zara and Khaadi and flew down to Islamabad from Karachi to film."

He added, "I had basically wanted to start a YouTube channel for a while where young filmmakers could test waters and release their work. So Qissa Nagri is hopefully on its way into becoming that channel and it’s overwhelming yet heartbreaking to have Sikka as it’s first offering."

Zara Abid was also making her cinematic debut with Chaudhry. However, there are no updates about the film as it was still in the making.

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