Your favourite couple Fawad Khan and Mahira Khan are making a comeback on the big screen with their upcoming flick The Legend of Maula Jatt. Pakistani film-lovers were in for a treat on Friday evening as the trailer of much-awaitedÂ Punjabi film â€“ The Legend of Maula Jatt â€“ was released.
Contrary to popular belief,Â this is not a remake of the 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt.
The two-minute clip kicks off with the folklore of Maula Jatt executed by Fawad Khan and his gandasa. It then introduces Noori Nath, Maula Jattâ€™s rival character played brilliantly by Hamza Ali Abbasi.
Mahira Khan looks drop-dead gorgeous with gypsy-like long hair with multiple braids, she plays Maulaâ€™s love interest in the film, Mukkho Jatti.Â
Fawad Khan impresses as the rough and tough masculine alpha male of the Jatt cadre giving a sneak peek of what an action-packed romance thriller it will turn out to be.
The filmâ€™s trailer on Facebook and YouTube has collectively garnered over one million views in less than a day with social media users sharing their excitement for the 2019 release.
Despite ban on Pakistani actors debate, It is no secret that a few Pakistani actors including Fawad Khan enjoy a massive fan following in India, almost as much as they do in Pakistan.
In case you donâ€™t remember, the calls for banning Pakistani talent from working in the Indian film industry first surfaced in 2016 when cross-border India-Pakistan tension spilled over into the entertainment world to protest against the Uri attacks. With some Indian political outfits imposing a ban on Pakistanis and a few Pakistani theatres pulling down Indian movies from their big screens, Pakistani actors are not allowed to work in Indian films, and this decision was supported by Indian Motion Pictures Producersâ€™ Association.
We leave this debate up to you, but the trailer has been receiving rave reviews by fans from both sides of the border. Watch it here:
Filmmaker Karan Johar, Anurag Kashyap, actor Siddharth Malhotra were among several Bollywood celebs who admired the trailer.Â
Fawad this looks amazing!!!! Congratulations and am sure it will be a massive success!!! ðŸ’ªðŸ˜ŽðŸ˜Žâ¤ï¸ðŸ”¥ https://t.co/TOHf0uOxJnâ€” Karan Johar (@karanjohar) December 22, 2018
Kya baat hai mere dost :) what a beautiful teaser and cast .. always an ardent admirer of @TheMahiraKhan and u and now with @HumaimaMalick and @iamhamzaabbasi itâ€™s a double whammy! Canâ€™t wait to watch this one.... https://t.co/IjuGmgTG6Aâ€” siddharth malhotra (@sidpmalhotra) December 21, 2018
While Fawad Khan has already won over the ladies who have been going ga ga over his roughed up macho look, The Legend Of Maula Jatt also stars Humaima Malick, Gohar Rasheed, Ali Azmat and Shafqat Cheema in pivotal roles.