It has been a while since we heard any news about Dr. Hassan Waqas Rana's Yalghaar but it appears that the director-producer is now venturing into the much-talked-about sequel of blockbuster Waar. The next in line, Waar 2 will commence filming next month in London.
Although post Waar, there had been a financial war between Bilal Lashari and Rana, Waar 2 will see Rana producing as well as calling the shots as director. He will also be penning the script of the film
Speaking to Dawn.com, Rana confirmed the news and said the cast and crew will be heading to London to start filming. He added that Shaan Shahid will be in the lead and the cast will include Bilal Ashraf and Ayub Khoso among others:
"We will be shooting the first spell with these three actors in London and Prague. We are also in talks with different international actors and will reveal details as soon as things get finalised."
With news about Humayun Saeed and Adnan Siddiqui included in the cast as well, Rana said that he has indeed asked them as well and their confirmation for the film will depend on their availability. Alizeh Nasir might also be a part of Rana's upcoming venture.
He added that the film will also have local as well as international crew looking after the technical aspects of the film which will be shot in different parts of the world:
"The film will be shot in UK, Russia, Turkey, Canada and US," Rana told.
The director also shared that he aims to release Waar 2 by 2016 which raised the question about his forthcoming film Yalghaar:
"The first promo of Yalghaar will be coming in June and will make its way to cinema screen by late summer this year."
Spurring the revival of Pakistani cinema, espionage film Waar had raked Rs40m within the first three days of its release.