Sohai Ali Abro is all set to don her leather jacket and become a biker chick! The latest buzz is that Sohai will be playing Zenith Irfan in the upcoming biopic based on the life of the first Pakistani female biker.
Entitled The Motorcycle Girl, director Adnan Sarwar, famed for the 2015’s Shah, will be helming the wheel for this project. This will be the second installment second installment of the “Heroes Trilogy”.
The independently produced film is based on the story of boundary-breaking “Motorcycle Girl” Zenith Irfan who, at 20 years of age, is thought to be the first Pakistani female to have made a solo motorcycle journey through the northern regions of the country.
Sohai has been off the radar for quite some time and we were wondering what the JPNA girl has been up to.
It turns out, Sohai has been focusing on her career. She has previously done ‘girly girl’ roles in movies such as Wrong Number & Jawani Phir Nahi Aani.
“It is an absolute honor to play Zenith in his film. The role of this incredible, empowered female is one that I can relate to and is close to my heart.”
It seems she wants to prove herself as a serious actor!
“I have always believed in the liberating the power of our women, especially considering the taboos we face in our society, and I am really happy that a lot of young girls would be able to look up to me for doing something positive and inspiring.”
Irfan’s multiple bike journeys (documented in her Facebook blog “1 Girl, 2 Wheels”) through regions of the country “where it’s taboo for women to venture out unaccompanied, let alone riding solo on two wheels”, have attracted worldwide attention.
Sarwar earlier stated that,
“I have always felt that those of us who work in the Film or TV industry have a responsibility to tell stories which can influence our society in a positive manner while providing entertainment to the audience”
“Zenith’s story is important because, at such a young age, she is doing things that challenge gender stereotypes which are deeply engrained in the fabric of our society.”
“This film will be my little effort towards inspiring a future where, hopefully, the women of our country will be more empowered, truly independent and unshackled from archaic taboos that hold back their progress”.
As for the rest of the cast, it is currently being finalized. The biopic will be shot in Lahore, and along the Karakoram Highway, this summer.
The movie is set to release in the winter of 2017.