Gohar Rasheed and Faryal Mehmood were ready to star in a movie about lockdown.
However, director Abu Aleha has revealed to Images that there has been a change regarding the female protagonist.
The filmmaker revealed that "through mutual understanding, Faryal has left the project."
"We had locked Faryal for the role and even had her sign the contract," said Aleha. "But [as time went by and this script kept developing] at the eleventh hour, this character became so difficult that there was a need for workshops and due to her personal issues like marriage and health, she couldn't give us time required for this role."
"We have commitments ahead to OTT platforms that require us to have these shoots done in specific time and way, so we couldn't postpone."
Faryal also shared with Images that "I backed out because I was under the weather... The shoot is really intense and dates were not flexible."
According to Abu Aleha, "We now have Sonya Hussyn and it's officially confirmed."
So now Lockdown stars Gohar Rasheed and Hussyn. Gohar had previously shared that the film shows "how a simple couple gets affected by the horror of Covid-19 and the repercussions of lockdown."
There is no release date of the film as of yet but the intent is to release it on streaming sites such as Netflix or Amazon.