Meera introduces Lollywood film ISHQ KHUDA at PIFF 2013!
Pakistan’s talented director Shehzad Rafique’s next big project Ishq Khuda (عشق خدا translated Love is God) is gearing up for a global screening. The film will have its world premiere right here in Toronto Canada on May 18, 2013 as part of the activities lined up at PIFF (Punjabi International Film Festival).
Film’s lead star Meera was at the PIFF 2013 today at Mississauga’s Living Arts Centre and she introduced the film to Canadian audiences at the VIP reception hosted by PIFF. The event was graced by prominent celebrities and socialites from Toronto and including Mississauga mayor Hazel McCallion, city councilors Bonnie Crombie and Jim Tovey, MPP Dipika Damerla, MPP Todd Smith, Ontario Minister of education Liz Sandals, along with corporate sponsors of this event. It was great to hear from local community leaders and entrepreneurs as they committed to supporting events like these in future as well.
Ishq Khuda post production phase was completed in India and Shehzad Rafique is leaving no stones unturned when it comes to standards of quality.
What is Ishq Khuda ?
Ishq Khuda is a journey of ishq majazi (temporal love) to ishq haqeeqi (eternal love) – Shehzad Rafique, Director
The soundtrack of Ishq Khuda is already making waves in Pakistan. The album includes well-known and powerful voices of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shazia Manzoor and Sanam Marvi. The soundtrack is definitely worth a listen, with tracks like Boohay Khol Bawan Dey and Do Nain Ghazali Marr Gaey standing out.
It is worth mentioning here that Shehzad Rafique has produced and directed hits like Nikah, Ghunghat, Rukhsati, Salakhain and Mohabbataan Sachiyaan. His films have been presented at film festivals worldwide (China, Srilanka, UAE, and India). Mohabbatan Sachiyan was released in India, the playback singing for this movie was complemented by Bollywood’s Sonu Nigam, Shreya Goshal, Sunidhi Chauhan and Richa Sharma.
Besides talented Pakistani actors like Shaan, Saima, Meera and Ahsan Khan, Ishq Khuda has a new import, Wiam Ammar Dahmani. Wiam is an Arab singer/actress/tv anchor based in Dubai and is an popular celebrity in the Middle East. She has also hosted shows on Zee Aflam (Zee cinema – Middle East) and interviewed popular Bollywood stars.
The World Premiere of Ishq Khuda will take place on May 18, 2013 as part of the activities lined up at the PIFF 2013 this year. Keep visiting ApnaHub.ca as we bring you more exciting news from PIFF 2013. Visit www.pifftoronto.com for details on showtimes for these movies and other activities lined up!
Sania R, published April 25, 2013 on www.ApnaHub.ca.