Listen: Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh on ‘Sacch’ being first Pakistani film to be shot in Scotland

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Scottish politician and former UK Parliamentarian, turned film producer Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh OBE, spoke to BizAsia’s Raj Baddhan about her upcoming production ‘Sacch’, billed as the first Pakistani film to be entirely shot in Scotland.

In the interaction, Ahmed-Sheikh opened up about the shoot of the film in Scotland, its story and how the project came together after over two years of planning.

The film is directed by former model and British Asian filmmaker Zulfikar Sheikh who has previously directed more than 20 hit television serials in Pakistan. ‘Sacch’ marks their maiden film venture under the banner of Elysee Productions. The film is scripted by award-winning Bollywood screenwriter Kumud Chaudhry, with dialogues by the celebrated Pakistani playwright Haseena Moin, highlighting the amalgamation of the Pakistani and Indian film industries on one cinematic canvas.

It stars Scottish debutant actress Elysee Sheikh who performs the leading role in the film opposite Asad Zaman Khan and Humayoun Ashraf. The film also stars veterans Javed Sheikh, Nauman Masood, Uzma Gillani, Fazila Qazi, Ayesha Sana and a stellar supporting line-up including Zulfikar Sheikh and Tasmina Sheikh.

‘Sacch’ distributed by Hum Films, releases at cinemas on 20th December 2019.

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