It’s good that our young film-makers don’t discard the past as something they can’t identify with. Nazia Hasan was perhaps the first female pop icon of Pakistan who didn’t sing for films (Runa Laila was primarily a playback singer).
A young UAE-based film-maker by the name of Faraz Waqar has made a ‘music film’ on the life and works of Nazia Hasan. He intends to release it on different TV channels on the singer’s 13th death anniversary. Well, we wish him well and sincerely hope that the film will do justice to Nazia Hasan’s achievements, because oftentimes insufficient research work mars a well-shot project.