The upcoming romantic comedy Chhalawa surely appears to be a good time. The fun promos of Wajahat Rauf’s directorial have been a delight and we are eager to see how the film unfolds. The film stars the JPNA star Mehwish Hayat alongside Azfar Rehman in lead roles. The comedy will also mark the adorable Zara Noor Abbas’s debut in films alongside her husband Asad Siddiqui.
Chhalawa is only a few days away from its release this Eid-ul-Fitr! We caught up with the film’s lead actress, Mehwish Hayat and asked her some questions that have been piquing the audiences’ curiosity.
People have been comparing Chhalawa with Punjab Nahi Jaungi, are their any similarities? How different is your role?
My character is called Zoya Rafakat. I am playing a fearless, headstrong and a stubborn girl who makes her own decisions but sometimes in her stubbornness, she tends to make some mistakes which is something that she realizes later. However you would have to watch the film to find out the plot twist.
My character in this film is completely different from the roles that I have essayed before. The only similarity this film has with PNJ is that this is also based on Punjab however the storyline is completely different.
How is Wajahat Rauf as a director and what made you choose Chhalawa?
I have worked with Wajahat Rauf before in my web series. It was a good experience. He is very professional. He bought the script of Chhalawa to me when it as still in its very initial stage. We discussed it and brainstormed. I saw a lot of potential in the script. I though this is something the audiences will enjoy.
It’s always a delight working with Wajahat. Our sets were such a happy place and you can sense that when you watch the film.
I am starring with my best friend Azfar Rehman as the lead actor. It’s always so much fun working with him. He’s a great friend. We even understand each other’s gestures. He is also very professional and hardworking.
Then there is Zara Noor Abbas, Asad Siddiqui, Ashir and others. The cast also included Mehmood Aslam, who is someone I have not previously worked with. He is such a funny guy, he kept us laughing till our tummies started to ache! Mohsin is also playing a very good role. In fact everyone is going to surprise you!