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After making it big in the TV and music industry, singer turned actor Junaid Khan is all set to make his big-screen debut in Kahay Dil Jidhar. Produced by Wijdaan Films and directed by Jalal Roomi, the film also stars Mansha Pasha, Kamran Bari, Roma Michael, Dino Ali, Atiqa Odho and Sajid Hassan.

According to the makers, the film promises a ‘journey of friendships, life transformation and self-discovery.’

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After many delays, the trailer and release date of the film was recently revealed at a press conference in Karachi. The film will be released in cinemas across Pakistan on Dec 17th, 2021. Junaid Khan is playing a police officer while Mansha Pasha essays the character of a fearless journalist.



Judging from the one-minute long trailer, the narrative revolves around drug-related crimes and journalism ethics which seem interesting, however, as soon as viewers see Junaid playing a cop, they automatically think of Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s famous character Chulbul Pandey from Dabangg.

“In the Subcontinent, especially in Pakistan and India, police officers have had the same image. Even if you go through history. Be it police officers or armed forces, they’ve always had a moustache, if you’ve noticed,” said Junaid in an exclusive chat with Something Haute.

“A moustache has always been a very predominant feature. Especially in the Punjabi culture and in the south of India. Mooch nahi tu kuch nahi,” he laughed explaining that it is often attached to masculinity.

“So when you think of police officers, you automatically think of masculinity. The power and the display of machismo. He is chopping down bad guys and fighting for justice. A police officer or an armed force officer is basically considered the most relatable superhero,” he said adding that there are restrictions while playing an armed forces officer, however, you get a lot of creative liberty while playing a police wala.



“The sentiments attached to the armed forces is very straight, strict, emotional and patriotic. One cannot cross the line, however, when it comes to the police, you can play with the character.”

“Most police officers are portrayed as witty, funny, at times corrupt and it’s acceptable by the audience because that’s the image they usually have of them. Also, when you show a police wala from India or Pakistan, they look the same and always flaunt a moustache,” he said explaining that, that is why many times people think of Chulbul Panday when they see actors play a similar character.

While the trailer initially states that the police is corrupt, Junaid’s character seems to be on a mission to change that perception. He is later shown to be on the right side. 

Watch the trailer here:



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