Published On: Wed, Oct 19th, 2016

Armeena Khan’s future project is British sci-fi film



armeena khanArmeena Rana Khan, whom we have recently seen in a simple Meena’s role in Pakistan Janaan, is all set for her role in British sci-fi movie, The Achilles Protocol.

The Pakistani-Canadian actor stated about her imminent international project, “This is the first time I will be seen in this avatar,” she added “It is a far cry from the regular portrayals of [women] that the Pakistani audiences are used to. I am playing the main antagonist and female lead in the film.

She continued by saying about the project “It’s a science-fiction movie and naturally, the technical requirements of European cinema are very different from Pakistani projects. I have to completely step out of my Janaan and Yalghaar state of mind and immerse myself in a different way of acting so I’m studying a lot of independent English films to adjust my methodology and I’m reading a lot of sci-fi literature,”

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The short film, which is penned and directed by Aatif Zafar, is including the stars like Armeena Khan, Christopher Faith, Mark Hill and Grace Riley.

The 29-year-old Armeena added, “We have high anticipation as the people involved are highly skilled and capable. This is an enormously technical film designed to compete with other cutting edge work.”

It was inquired about the release of the film and she replied, “It will primarily release on the International Film Festival circuit. Then it will have a limited international release through a variety of several different nationalities. But certainly, I will fly the flag for Pakistan in this project,”


Armeena further told in the interview, “Achilles Protocol is aimed at the film festival market and I know that the audience is ruthless,” she added “I have to ensure I give a competent performance. Hopefully, we can take it to Cannes next year. I’ve previously worked in a British short film called Writhe, which went to Cannes.”

The actor wants to maintain her in east and west, “This is a continuance of my international body of work which I have maintained alongside the acting work in the Pakistani film industry.”

Her upcoming ventures involve Pakistani movie Yalghaar and a feature film in the West.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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