Popular Pakistani actress Sajal Ali's first international film, 'What Love Got To Do With It, has been announced to be presented at the Toronto Film Festival this year.
The film's production company shared the first look of actress Sajal Ali and confirmed that the film would have its world premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.
Sajal Ali also shared his first look at the film and confirmed that the film would be released globally only after its screening at the Toronto festival.
The production company also confirmed in its tweet that 'What's Love Got To Do With It will be released in UK and Pakistan in January 2023.
The company had earlier confirmed that the film would hit theatres worldwide on Christmas. Still, it will likely be released in the US, Canada, European countries and India first, followed by Pakistan in 2023.
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The film's story revolves around the romance of a female filmmaker, who even tries dating apps for her marriage but always finds the wrong men.
According to the story of the film, the filmmaker above girl 'Zoey' (Lily James), later comes to Lahore from London to marry her old neighbour, a Pakistani boy (Shehzad Latif), at the request of her mother (Emma Thompson).
Just in: What’s Love Got to Do With It? will have its World Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival! #TIFF22 @TIFF_NET.— StudiocanalUK (@StudiocanalUK) July 28, 2022
The Studiocanal and @Working_Title production will open in UK cinemas January 27th 2023. 💕🇵🇰🇬🇧 pic.twitter.com/itIHkWTtEQ
The film shows how a marriage of family choice turns into a love marriage, and the film also depicts Pakistani culture, customs and traditions.
It is not yet clear how important Sajal Ali's role is in the film, but Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi will also be in an important role apart from him.
The film also features songs by Pakistani singer Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, while it depicts several Pakistani scenes and is shot on a simulated Lahore set in London.
The film is being directed by Bollywood filmmaker Shikhar Kapur, who previously directed the 2007 biopic (Elizabeth: The Golden Age) and won the Oscar for Best Production.
What's Love Got To Do With It is written by Jemima Goldsmith and produced by Studio Canal.
The film's main cast includes Pakistani actress Sajal Ali, Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi, Asim Chaudhry, Jeff Mirza, Mum Shaikh, Maryam Haq and Sindhu V.