One major reason why many were looking forward to Nadeem Beyg’s romantic comedy, Punjab Nahin Jaungi (earlier titled Main Punjab Nahin Jaongi earlier) was because of the pairing of the ever popular Humayun Saeed and Iman Ali. However, according to latest reports, Ali is no longer a part of the film and this piece of information has obviously disappointed fans.
The role has been taken up by Actor In Law actress Mehwish Hayat who will be seen opposite Saeed in Punjab Nahi Jaongi.
“I am extremely excited about being cast in Punjab Nahin Jaongi,” Hayat shared in a press statement. “It’s my third collaboration with Nadeem Beyg and Humayun Saeed.”
Hayat played Saeed’s leading lady in 2015 blockbuster Jawani Phir Nahi Ani and then in the recently concluded drama serial Dillagi. “For people who loved JPNA and Dillagi, Punjab Nahin Jaongi will be a treat for them,” Hayat assured.
Talking about his co-star Hayat, Saeed noted in a press statement, “She is a wonderful actress and working with her is always a delight. Our last project together, Dillagi, received a phenomenal response and I am looking forward to working with her again.”
Though the two actors share good onscreen chemistry, we were hoping to see Saeed star opposite Iman Ali since they’ve never worked in a film together. Hopefully, this third production will present the two actors in a new light.
Aside from Saeed and Hayat, Punjab Nahin Jaongi will also feature JPNA stars Sohai Ali Abro and Ahmad Ali Butt and veteran actors Samina Peerzada and Saba Waseem in prominent roles.