Peshawar to release first-ever international film


PESHAWAR -- A Pakistani city that has suffered more than a decade of devastating extremist violence is set to release its first-ever international movie, the filmmakers said Thursday (April 6), a hopeful sign as security improves, AFP reported that day.

Hit hard by militancy and unrest for years, Peshawar soon will roll out the red carpet for "Project Peshawar", which will be released in the US, UK, Canada and Holland.

"The film... revolves around a London-based character who falls in love with a girl from Peshawar through the internet and travels there only to discover that it was a mere trap to kidnap him," the film's director, Irshu Bangash, told AFP.

Filming took place in Peshawar, as well as in the UK and Canada. The movie will be released in English, Dutch, Urdu and Pashtu.

As security improves, Pashtu cinema is seeing a renaissance.

The red carpet premiere will take place in Peshawar ahead of the film's release, which will occur in the next two months, said Bangash.

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