Actor Ayesha Omar took to social media to reveal her first look from the upcoming film based on serial killer Javed Iqbal.
Omar — who has starred in movies such as Karachi Se Lahore and 7 Din Mohabbat In — posted a poster of her character’s look on Instagram. “The Untold Story of a Serial Killer, coming soon. InshAllah,” she wrote in the captions. “And with my first look for this shattering story, a salute to our armed forces for protecting and serving us, consistently, against all odds, day in and day out. I’m full of gratitude, today and every day.”
Omar will star alongside actor Yasir Hussain in the movie who will play the role of Javed Iqbal. Hussain had earlier posted his first look as the serial killer on social media as well. Both Omar and Hussain have previously worked together in Karachi Se Lahore.
Javed Iqbal, one of Pakistan’s most infamous serial killers admitted to killing over 100 young boys in Lahore in 1999 when he surrendered himself at the office of an Urdu daily.
Omar had earlier told Images that the movie will be based on the investigation into Javed Iqbal, how he confessed and how he was interrogated. “I am playing the female police officer who leads the interrogation,” she added, describing the film as “fiction based on true events”.