Published On: Tue, Sep 27th, 2016

Komal Rizvi’s Hollywood debut in Afreen


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Most of the Pakistani actors want to showcase their talent in B-town but Pakistani lady Komal Rizvi went a step ahead.

The 35-year-old singer became the actress in recent times by announcing at a luncheon this weekend that she will be working on a lead role in an imminent Hollywood movie named Afreen.

Rizvi Komal Rizvi, who is an actress, singer, songwriter, and a television host and is famous for her songs in Coke Studio, shared her feeling in an interview “I’m really excited to have been given this opportunity; it’s the first time a Pakistani will be doing the title role in an international film. I’m leaving for Toronto in a couple of days; I’m very focused on doing a good job and I just hope I make Pakistani proud.”


Komal began her career at the very young age of 16 when her talent was spotted by a family friend. With her family and friend’s encouragement, Komal released her initial song which went on to become a super hit and Komal became an overnight sensation. Komal’s first screen role was on Pakistan Television (PTV) super hit Hawayein in 1997 followed by Lehrein. TV serials like Kabhi KabhiTeesra Peherand Samandar Hai Dharmiyan helped establish Komal as one of the leading actresses of Pakistani TV industry. She recently received a lot of praise for her role in Hum TV’s Mujhe Roothney Na Dena.

Komal further continued by saying that “The message of the movie is very pro-Pakistan and anti-terrorism,”

Komal started her hosting career with BPL Oye. The highlight of her hosting career remains the TV show she did for Channel V India where she interviewed some of the biggest names in the Indian industry.

The film is set to direct by a Canadian-Indian filmmaker, Ashish Chanana and shooting begins 2 October.



About the Author

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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