Popular TV star Yumna Zaidi is set to dazzle the silver screen with her first cinematic venture, Nayab, under the direction of Umair Nasir Ali. The film promises a relatable coming-of-age narrative, weaving together a girl’s cricket aspirations, her brother’s mysterious past, and the profound journey of their family.
The promotional buzz for Nayab emphasizes the tagline ‘Naam Yaad Rakhna,’ urging fans to etch Nayab’s name in their memories.
In Nayab, Zaidi steps into the shoes of the titular character—a cricket enthusiast from Karachi torn between her passion and societal constraints. Taking to Instagram, the Tere Bin actor shared the film’s inaugural poster last Saturday. Accompanying the poster was a brief caption inviting audiences to plunge into Nayab’s world.
“Enter Nayab’s world with our first official poster, as we run into excitement like our fearless protagonist! Join the sprint towards dreams, where chaos meets ambition. Get ready for a rollercoaster ride of resilience, joy, and drama!”
Joining Zaidi in the cast are Jawed Sheikh, M. Fawad Khan, Usama Khan, Ehteshamuddin, Huma Nawab, Noreen Gulwani, and Hani Taha. The script, penned by Ali Abbas Naqvi and Basit Naqvi, promises a compelling narrative.
In an interview with Independent Urdu, Zaidi shared her excitement about choosing ‘Nayab’ over previous film offers. The director’s “strong content” won her over, emphasizing the team’s dedication to delivering a meaningful cinematic experience. Zaidi admitted not following Pakistani cricket but emphasized her commitment to portraying Nayab authentically.
Describing her character, Zaidi revealed Nayab as a daring girl passionate about cricket, promising riveting rivalries within the film. Convinced that the audience will both enjoy and connect with her character, Zaidi is eager to bring Nayab to life on the big screen. Get ready for a cinematic journey filled with resilience, joy, and drama as Yumna Zaidi makes her mark in the world of cinema with ‘Nayab.’