With only a couple of weeks to go before the big release, Pakistani movie Chalay Thay Saath is the talk of the town!
Shot mostly in Hunza, CTS has an ensemble cast, featuring Pakistan’s sweetheart Syra Shahroz, TV actress Mansha Pasha, newbies Faris Khalid & Osama Tahir, as well as Zhalay Sarhadi who made her cinematic debut with Jalaibee in 2015. CTS also features the energetic and witty Kent S Leung, a new face for the Pakistani audience.
Veteran actors Behroz Subzwari and Shamim Hilali also play important roles as the story unfolds. Sherbaaz Kaleem brings in the local Hunza feel with his narrative.
VeryFilmi had an exclusive one-on-one session with Syra & Kent, where the duo was perfectly in sync and complemented each other.
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Chinese-Canadian actor Kent S Leung, though an import, proved to be enigmatic in person. Whereas, Syra was charming as always.
VeryFilmi: Tell us about your characters.
Kent S. Leung: I play Adam, who is on a soul search. He’s traveled from China to Pakistan, discovering his past.
So, it may come as a surprise, but I play a Chinese person!
Lol! We kind of figured that one, Kent!
Syra Shahroz: My character, Resham, is a doctor. She’s finished her residency, she’s going home, finally, to meet her father, after quite a few years. This is her trip home and she’s taking her friends along.
VF: As an outsider to the Pakistani entertainment industry, were you able to adjust?
KSL: I was actually surprised by how little friction I encountered throughout this whole process. I had some really weird insecurities, going into the shooting.
I was like, oh, all the actors probably know each other from before. They’ve probably worked together, and I’m like the random thorn guy. I gotta get into this clique.
But it turns out that most of these guys didn’t know each other. Everyone was super welcoming. No egos and we just jelled in really quickly.
With that face and charming personality, who can be mean to Kent?
VF: Do you have plans of joining any other projects soon?
KSL: I’m in it for the love of the art. So if I’m not pissing people off by doing it, yeah, I’ll definitely be interested.
SS: It doesn’t have to be Bollywood. It could be any other industry. If I get a good offer, if the script is good, if it makes sense, if the timing is right, why not?
Of course, Kent, being Chinese, at once invited Syra to his country.
“Her Mandarin’s not bad, I must say. Even though she’s learnt like five words. So maybe China one day?” said Kent. To which Syra replied, “Yeah, why not?”
The chemistry between these two is simply outstanding! Let’s see what they bring to the movie!
Take a look at the full interview below:
Chalay Thay Saath is set to release all across Pakistan on the 21st of April, 2017.
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