Yumna Zaidi to play cricketer in debut movie ‘Nayab’


Identified for her stellar performances in hit drama serials Sinf-e-Aahan, Dil Na Umeed Toh Nahi, Bakhtawar, and Tere Bin, Yumna Zaid is now set to make her large display screen debut with a sports activities drama titled Nayab.

Chatting with Impartial Urdu, Zaidi stated she must be very cautious shifting from one medium to a different. “I’m very excited and likewise cautious about the truth that that is my debut movie,” she stated, including that she isn’t nervous or anxious in regards to the movie proper now nevertheless it may get overwhelming as the discharge inches nearer.

Zaidi had been provided many movies earlier than Nayab as effectively however she had refused them and caught to TV. However the “robust content material” behind the Umair Nasir Ali directorial received her coronary heart. “It’s an excellent story and it’s significant. The entire staff is making an attempt their finest to execute it the best way it needs to be. Now that we’ve chosen good content material, we need to do justice with it in order that the viewers additionally enjoys it once they go to the cinema.”

The Tere Bin actor will likely be essaying the titular function of Nayab, a Karachiite who has a ardour for cricket however is hesitant because of society’s stress and an absence of alternatives. “I consider that cricket is nearly a craze in Pakistan however I don’t know why or how however I had by no means picked a bat or ball earlier than this shoot. I’ve been practising so much. From the preliminary ABCs of cricket to follow matches on the ultimate pitch, it’s been a protracted course of and I totally loved it.”

She additional added that she doesn’t comply with Pakistani cricket in any respect. “While you’re making an attempt to good an accent for a job, or representing a tribe in a drama, you need to work very exhausting to keep away from stereotyping them. It’s the identical with this function. All of my consideration, my focus has been right here. I need to do justice to this character, to this lady who worships cricket.”

Zaidi, who has received many awards for her performances on TV, was requested whether or not she thinks she may give the identical competitors to movie actors after her debut movie. “They’re the identical actors. Do we’ve got completely different actors for the movie? No, proper? So, the competitors is similar then.”

She additional elaborated by saying, “I don’t assume our movie trade is at some extent the place we are able to even take into consideration competitors. It’s our accountability to make it progress; we’re not at some extent the place I’ve to consider competing with somebody. For now, we’re all simply making the trade robust sufficient for there to be competitors.”

Speaking about her function, she stated that Nayab is a “daring” lady who is aware of no bounds relating to her ardour. “There are rivalries within the movie as effectively. One factor I do know for certain is that individuals won’t solely take pleasure in it but in addition relate with my character.”

Zaidi’s function in Nayab is a reasonably unconventional one for an actor’s debut. Upon when will the viewers see her in a “regular heroine’s” function, she acknowledged, “At any time when I’ll discover a script that’s price it. Should you see my work on tv, I’ve tried a wide range of genres and roles – a lot in order that I don’t assume every other actor (that I do know of) on this trade, has completed that. My current and my previous initiatives are stuffed with a number of storylines and I’ll hold the identical strategy for movies as effectively.”

Based on a press launch, Nayab is ready in Karachi. It’s weaved round characters which can be actual and relatable with cricket because the backdrop. It acknowledges that cricket resides within the coronary heart of all Pakistanis, and offers with the frustration of a brother who can not attain his cricketing dream however as a substitute helps his sister to realize her dream regardless of their father’s objections.

The director additionally commented on the movie throughout a presser earlier this month. “Nayab isn’t just a movie about cricket. It’s a household movie which has folks from all walks of life. It’s greater than only a good sports activities film; it options social themes, the household dynamics of Pakistani society, and ambitions of a younger lady. A mix of those themes makes it extra entertaining and compelling,” stated Ali.

Aside from Zaidi, the forged additionally consists of Javed Sheikh and Fawad Khan, the theatre actor who has labored in a number of internet collection like Churails. The script is written by the famed Laal Kabootar duo Ali Abbas Naqvi and Basit Naqvi. Nayab is slated for launch later this yr.

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