Mehreen Jabbar’s Short Film Lala Begum will debut at Zee TV’s unity initiative in India. The film focuses on familial relationships outside the context of marriage and its trappings. It is a story of two estranged sisters who meet after a long time.
The film stars Marina Khan, Sonia Rahman and Humayun Saeed.
A dozen directors from Pakistan, and India each, will come together to promote harmony through hour-long shorts, which will connect the countries through a common theme. A Zee brainchild, Zeal for Unity, will showcase their work on a single platform and facilitate an apolitical exchange.
Some of the popular Pakistani names roped in include Mehreen Jabbar, Sabiha Sumar, Khalid Ahmad, Shahbaz Sumar, Shiraj Ul Haq and Meenu Farjad. Their Indian counterparts are Aparna Sen, Ketan Mehta, Nikhil Advani, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Bejoy Nambiar and Tanuja Chandra.