- Syra Yousuf and Shahroz Sabzwari collaborate on the chick-flick ‘Babylicious’ despite their separation.
- The film, directed by Essa Khan, explores relationships, family values, and personal growth.
- Syra and Shahroz share their experiences of working on the film, highlighting its uniqueness and emotional depth.
In the realm of Pakistani cinema, there are certain stories that capture the essence of human emotions. Syra Yousuf and Shahroz Sabzwari are ready to bring a chick-flick ‘Babylicious’ that will make you nostalgic and remind you of your first love.
It is not often that we witness former partners collaborating on a professional level after a separation, but Syra Yousuf and Shahroz Sabzwari have managed to defy the odds.
Their ability to set aside personal differences and work together with the utmost professionalism is commendable. As they embark on the promotional journey for Babylicious, their fans are eagerly anticipating the release of this cinematic marvel.
Babylicious Movie: A Cinematic Delight
Scheduled to hit the theatres on Eid ul Adha this year, Babylicious promises to be a treat for cinephiles across the nation. Directed by visionary filmmaker Essa Khan, the movie showcases a gripping storyline that revolves around the intricacies of relationships, family values, and personal growth.
WOW360 X Babylicious: Exclusive Interview
We at WOW360 at a chance to get a one-on-one with the duo and had them answer some of our questions.
WOW360: What makes the film unique?
Shahroz Sabzwari: “There’s a word we’ve been using ‘chick-flick’ – there are not many films made in the genre, its a pure entertainer and will be worth your money.”
WOW360: Did you find the character you played challenging and different from your other roles?
Syra Yusuf: “I think as actors we want to be picking up roles that are challenging for us, in its own way, for me, I had to actually find depth in my character and that was really interesting.”
Shahroz: “For me, I think it was challenging in a way because of the time it took, I think we had to come in and out of the characters, it took 3 years for this film, but its worth it, now that I have seen some bits and pieces of the movie. The film is about your first love, showing that it’s immature, youthful, and even for families to watch together.”
View this post on Instagram
WOW360: Share any memorable moment during the shooting.
Syra: “I think a lot of our moments were memorable, we went all the way to Nawabshah but were unable to shoot there, so stuff like that, I think overall every time we were on the set it was somehow memorable.”
Shahroz: “Yeah, it was good, we have a lot of memories from the film.”
WOW360: How deeply do you get involved in the characters you play?
Syra: “I become my characters on set, that process makes things so much more authentic and it’s more fun.”
WOW360: What was the inspiration behind the name Babylicious?
Shahroz: “It’s a word of endearment, people in love use it, it’s like ‘jaan’ or ‘jaanu’, ‘baby’ or ‘babe’, this is a one-of-a-kind word.”
Syra: “Movies with such quirky names create their own vibe.”
WOW360: How would you compare the director with the other directors you have worked with?
Syra: “All the directors I have worked with are actually first-time directors, they somehow have everything down to the last details, with Essa, it was like ‘Mujhe is dialogue main ye shot aisi chahiye’, he was really prepared.”
Shahroz: “He’s done a good job with the film, we were very happy”
Upon reflecting on the film itself, when asked about what sets it apart, Syra responded, “You know, I believe that placing excessive pressure solely on the project itself is unnecessary. However, overall, it’s the film’s vibe that stands out, along with the relatable characters within it. Anyone meant to be funny truly brings the laughs. It’s going to be a heartwarming movie that people will eagerly watch and enjoy.”
Shahroz emphasized, “As Pakistanis, we are constantly seeking something to be proud of in any industry. This film is part of that industry. I’m not sure if we can call it an industry, but it is. So, I believe that those who watch it will take pride in the fact that we, as Pakistanis, have made it. It’s a genuinely Pakistani film. We shouldn’t feel obligated to feel pride simply because it’s Pakistani. I am against that notion. If it’s good, let’s support it. We live in a country facing challenges, but with the grace of God, people will leave the cinema feeling happy and proud.”
Watch Babylicious Teaser Below:
Stay tuned to WOW360.