The Pakistani romantic comedy movie “London Nahi Jaunga,” or “I Don't Want To Go To London,” starring Humayun Saeed and Mehwish Hayat, is being shot in Istanbul.
Producer Irfan Malik told Anadolu Agency that it is the third film he shot in Turkiye, a country he views as his second home.
"Turkiye has excellent technical facilities for filming and there is a large TV industry in the country. They said that there are 8,000 movie theaters here. I would like my films to be released here as well," said Malik. “TV series from Turkiye are shown on Pakistani televisions, but the Turkish films are not shown in Pakistani cinemas. We aim to take steps in this regard to improve the brotherhood and good relations between the two countries.”
Underlining that he is in talks with distributors for his new movie to be screened in Turkiye, Malik said: "My goal is to broadcast this movie in Turkiye with subtitles and dubbing. Thus, this movie will be the first Pakistani movie to be released in Turkiye.”
Saeed said: "I am very happy to be in Turkiye. All Pakistanis love Turkiye. Turks also love and respect us.”
Hayat said crews started shooting the movie in Pakistan and shooting the second part continues in Turkiye.
"We are shooting the movie in a very beautiful place. I am having a great time with the professional shooting team,” said Hayat.
Underlining that Turkish television series have a great influence in Pakistan, Hayat said: "Turkish actors are very popular in Pakistan. I think Turkiye and Pakistan should work together to conduct projects involving Turkish and Pakistani players.”
The cast includes Kubra Khan, Vasay Chaudhary, Sohail Ahmed and Gohar Rasheed.
A portion of the film will be shot in London in the coming days.
*Writing by Zehra Nur Duz.
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