Petite and pretty actress Annie Jaffrey and debonair actor Osman Khalid Butt have been finalized as the sizzling hot lead stars in the upcoming rom-com feature film ‘Balu Mahi’ to be directed by celebrated and much in-demand director Haissam Hussain of ‘Dastaan’, ‘Durr-e-Shahwar’ and hit comedy serial ‘Aunn Zara’ fame and to be produced by renowned producer Sadia Jabbar of the successful TV serial ‘MeraNaamYousuf Hai’.
Over the past several months there has been a viral buzz speculating as to who would be cast as the lead stars of Balu Mahi with possible on-screen pairings being suggested online including Sanam Baloch and Mikaal Zulfikar; Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan; Ali Zafar and Humaima Malik and Osman Khalid Butt and Maya Ali before Osman and Annie beat out the contenders and were finalized.
Annie, who is the much-loved voice of the revolutionary animated TV serial character ‘Burka Avenger’ will be specially flying in from London (where earlier in the year she had been spotted socializing with Ranbir Kapoor) to begin shooting in January 2016.
Osman has become hugely popular and resonates with the masses after his appearance as Wali in ‘Diye-e-Dil’ and earlier with his debut AS MAYER in Haissem Hussain’s Aik Naye Cinderalla. Other leading industry names associated with the project include Directors of Photography (DOP) Saleem Daad of ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani fame and music composer Sahir Ali Bagga.
Saleem Daad has numerous TVCs under his credit for which he has won two PAS awards for Servis and Kenwood .
Talented music impresario Sahir Ali Bhagga, hired as the music producer will no doubt create an aptly mesmerizing soundtrack for the film.
2015 proved to be a stellar year for Pakistani Cinema. with the highest number of releases since its ‘”revival” in 2007 and BALU MAHI added to the fray with the visually stunning pairing of the sizzling hot Annie Jaffery and Osman Khalid will no doubt also lend to the amazing momentum.The shooting for BALU MAHI is slated to begin in January 2016.