With some really good movies coming up, all eyes are set on Samina Peerzada’s Shararat and Rauf Khalid’s Laaj. While Shararat has long been in the making creating a lot of hype. Laaj has also been the talked about coming movie, these days. Mostly because of Zara Sheikh and Imran Khan as being the lead cast of the movie once again after Chalo Ishq Larain.
Rauf Khalid has been famous for his Kashmir based patriotic plays like Angar Wadi and Laag was in Lahore a few days ago for the shooting of his movie when we talked about his new venture Laaj, that is making waves around the whole country. Is Laaj another patriotic movie in connection with your previous attempts on the telly screen, “Laaj is not just a patriotic movie, but it also a romantic movie”.
The story of the film is about a Pashtoon guy who kidnapped a young Hindu girl who happened to be the daughter of Sth Gulab Chand, a wealthy Hindu. The girl converted Islam and married the guy but the Hindus of the area started giving false impression that the girl has been kidnapped and has not converted to Islam. Thus a war erupted between Britishers and Pakhtoons which lasted for 11 years. “No one convinced me into this too, I conceived the idea and am trying to portray it. It as a pre-tradition true story”.