With movies and cricket being the biggest source of entertainment in the country, their simultaneous growth in the past few years has surely excited the populace of Pakistan. On the happening of 5th edition of Pakistan Super League, another exhilaration filled announcement was made, news of cricketing legend Wasim Akram’s biopic was revealed in the opening ceremony of PSLV, making the sports fanatics and entertainment enthusiasts thrilled concurrently.
Titled Akram: An Era, the movie will be produced under the banner of 502 Productions and Pomelo Films with AdeelNiazi as the director. The 32 seconds blurb, which is precisely the proclamation of the movie stars Wasim Akram in a cricket ground wearing test match kit, but the concluding dialogue ‘’Yehkhelcroron nay dekha, par stadium kay bahir jo khel main nay or zindagi nay khela, uska koi tamashaenahitha” allude the film centring on the off-field life of the fast-bowler.
The former team captain expressed his delight regarding the film on social media with the caption “So they decided to tell my tale! I am excited. Are you?”
Akram being a brand himself, having millions of fans and inspiring the young and old persons worldwide his personal life seems to be a roller coaster ride. From having diabetes at a very young age, the death of his wife who was a mother of two, to getting married to Shaniera, an Australian, who converted to Islam on the day of their Nikkha, these are the public dramatic incidents in the life of Akramto name a few. To see how these events are depicted on big screens and what other occurrences occurred in the life of this left-arm fast bowler, the fans of Wasim are waiting for the biopic.