A new beginning of the Lollywood?
Pakistan cinema which was once lost has now been alive again, after soo many years. New faces, new storylines, new directors everything has changed and become better. Even the movies are giving blockbuster after blockbuster.
One of the new faces is Fawad Khan. he joined the industry in early 2000. He took a start from the small screen by doing some drama and adds. His first debut movie was ‘Khuda Kay Liye’ (2007), where he plays a supportive role. Then he starts on getting lead roles an give some hit movies like ‘Khoobsurat’ and ‘Kapoor & Sons’. From some time Fawad hasn’t been getting any good script to work on, and his movie ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ didn’t get released because of some issues.
So to find a better story, he went on finding the story himself by launching a platform ‘The New Big Story’. It’s the place where all the writers from Pakistan can submit their scripts in short form, if their script proves to be better then other scripts then they will be asked to write the full screen-play and that screen-play will be directed to be a movie by Fawad Khan’s production house ‘Alteridom Films’.
“It’s never been a better time to be a writer – or to aspire to become one,” Fawad noted about the new platform. “With the rise of our local cinema along with immense opportunities in global digital cinema, we feel there needs to be a platform for aspiring scriptwriters. This will not only help them break into the industry but will also provide them with a place that will recognize them and help them overcome some of the challenges in content writing.”
The event was held in Lahore’s Auditorium on 11th Dec. Many actors and directors like Ahmed Ali Butt, Mahira Khan, Humayun Saeed were also present there. They also give their own opinion that what they see in a script and what motivates them to play that character.
He added, “For years we have been hearing about problems film industry professionals encounter in finding the right stories and interesting scriptwriters to work with. At the same time, scriptwriters don’t know where to go and whom to contact to present their work. That is why we bring to you The Next Big Story.” Are you an inspiring scriptwriter? Then just send your script to this competition. Who knows maybe you will be the next hit screen-writer.
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