Exclusive: Yasir Hussain to be replaced by Zain Afzal in “Senti Aur Mental”

After rejoicing the success of her screen debut with Sarmad Khoosat’s Manto, Yasra Rizvi announced to produce Senti Aur Mental under her production company “Harkat Pictures” back in 2016. Film was announced to feature Karachi say Lahore famed Yasir Hussain and herself in lead but film could never make it to production since then due to possibly multiple unknown reasons. Now we at Pakistani Cinema learned from our sources that Senti Aur Mental has finally gone on floors. Not just that but the male lead has also been replaced by upcoming actor Zain Afzal.

Yasra Rizvi with Zain Afzal

Zain Afzal made his screen debut in 2015 with Jawad Bashir’s forgettable horror flick Maya. With the success of his latest ventures like Sarmad Khoosat’s theatre play Jhaanjhar Di Paanwan Chankaar and HUM TV’s soap drama Sanwari, Zain now is coming back to appear on silver screen after a gap of four years. Zain has also featured in multiple ad films.

As far as the genre of the film goes in Yasira’s own words, the film will be a wholesome mass entertainer.

“Comedy, romance, wedding, family drama. It has all the entertaining ingredients with a good story and will be a wholesome experience for cine goers.”

Besides Zain Afzal and Yasra herself, Senti Aur Mental’s cast includes actors like Faryaal Mehmood and Jinaan Hussain. Already the writer of TV serial Ustaani Jee, Yasra has not just written the script of this film but is also directing and producing it under the banner of her production company Harkat Pictures. Music of the film is given by Shumaila Hussain while Farhan Hafeez is donning the cap of DOP.

Yasra Rizvi with Faryaal Mehmood

With its first spell about to wrap up in Karachi, Senti Aur Mental is expected to release somewhere in 2019. We at Pakistani Cinema wish Yasra Rizvi all the best for her film and hope that Zain Afzal proves his mettle as an apt replace of Yasir Hussain.

Written by Azadar Kazmi


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