A biopic on Wasim Akram was announced during the opening ceremony of PSL 5. The film is titled Akram: An Era. The filmmakers have released a teaser featuring Wasim Akram himself! This will be the first Pakistani film made on the life of a celebrated cricketer which is certainly great news as cricket is a sport which is very close to the hearts of Pakistanis and Wasim Akram is surely considered an icon in Pakistan.

It is interesting to note that previously a biopic was also announced on the the legendary cricketer and the PM of Pakistan, Imran Khan. However the film was never made.

Another film related to cricket, Main Hoon Shahid Afridi released in 2013 starring Humayun Saeed. However this film was based on a fan of Shahid Afridi and not the cricketer himself.

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Adeel Niazi will be directing this film as well as co-producing it with Arsalan H. Shah. The project will center around the former cricketer’s professional as well as personal life.

Wasim Akram is truly a powerhouse of talent with a huge fan following. His biopic is bound to be brilliant. It will certainly be interesting to see who gets to play his role!

Auditions for the film will be held after the culmination of PSL 5. The film’s production is expected to begin by the end of this year and a release date has yet to be announced.

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