Khalid Ahmed, who starred in Pakistan's senior actress, director and producer Sakina Simmons' feature film 'Intezar', won the Best Actor award at the Harlem International Film Festival. Sakina Simmons shared the joy with her fans and followers in a post released on the photo-sharing app Instagram.
He wrote that Khalid Ahmed won the Best Actor award at the Harlem International Film Festival in New York. Sakina Simmons congratulated actor Khalid Ahmed on receiving the award and wrote that this is the first international award given to any Pakistani actor.
At the same time, he wrote that if I was wrong, correct me.
The film 'Intezaar' was screened at the Harlem International Film Festival in the United States, which took place between September 10 and 13 this year at the 15th Harlem International Film Festival in New York, USA 94 films from countries were screened.
The Harlem International Film Festival was supposed to be held in May this year, but due to the Corona epidemic, it is being held in September. A total of 94 films and music videos, including web series, were screened at the festival, including 47 feature films and the Pakistani film Intezaar.
"Waiting" is actress Sakina Simmons' first film as a director and producer, the first teaser of which was released in February this year and the second in July. With the first teaser of the film, the film was announced to be released in March, but due to the epidemic of Corona, the film could not be released. In Pakistan, as in other parts of the world, cinema halls have been closed since March due to Corona and have not been able to reopen yet.
Our Intezaar (Waiting) will have it’s world premiere at the Harlem international Film Festival in New York. See the link for all films being shown and how to watch on line. https://t.co/GjZ4El6wSC pic.twitter.com/M4SaBzPzFL— SakinaSamo (@SakinaSamo) August 30, 2020
Actress Sakina Simmons in her tweet while sharing the poster of the movie 'Intezaar' had said that her movie will be screened at the Harlem Film Festival in the United States. Talking to Dawn Images, Khalid Ahmed admitted that he was excited about this success and also talked about accepting abroad instead of Pakistan.
"I am very happy and it is especially encouraging because this is the first award I have received," he said. Khalid Ahmed said that he did not get a single award in Pakistan so it is a great feeling to get an international award. He said that it was the best script of Sakina Simmons and it was a normal film in terms of production but this film has meaning in layers and takes a look at human life.
Khalid Ahmed said that this film is about the connection between young and old, old and old and young and young, this film is about age and old age. The story of "Waiting" revolves around family compulsions, in which elderly parents wait for their children to die and live in fear of death. The film depicts the importance of relationships and the new generation forgetting the elderly and especially the parents and the parents waiting for the children.
The cast of the film includes Samina Ahmed, Kaif Ghaznavi, Adnan Jaffer, Raza Ali Abid and Khalid Ahmed, while the story is written by B. Gul, who has written plays like "Dar Si Jati Hai Salah". It is believed that the film will be released in other parts of the world, including Pakistan, after being screened at the Harlem Film Festival.