Shooting of Pakistani film Wajood ends in Turkey

Monday 12 June 2017 2 weeks ago 39   Islamabad   Print

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Report  Web desk : ISLAMABAD: Ambassador of Pakistan in Turkey Sohail Mahmood has said that efforts are underway to further promote Pakistan-Turkey collaboration in joint production and exchange of films and TV serials. According to a message received here from Ankara Sunday, he was addressing a press conference held at the conclusion of the shooting for an upcoming film “Wajood” by Pakistan’s most accomplished and well-known director, producer and actor Javed Sheikh. “Wajood” has been shot at various locations in Turkey, including Rize, Antalya and Istanbul. Its cast consists of leading actors from Pakistan’s film industry, with Danish Taimur playing the lead role. Ambassador Sohail Mahmood noted that 2017 marked the 70th year of diplomatic relations between Pakistan and Turkey. The Pakistan Embassy, in collaboration with relevant Turkish authorities and institutions, was organizing cultural and literary events to celebrate the milestone in a befitting manner, he added. He hoped that the release of the movie would be an important part of such celebrations. Referring to the revival and revitalization of the film industry in Pakistan, Ambassador Sohail Mahmood said the transformation was part of a larger process in which phenomenal growth of Pakistani music, visual and preforming arts, and literature had taken place. A key element of that growth and expansion was the deeper involvement of younger artists, who were highly motivated, talented, and enterprising. 02