‘Aafat-E-Ishq’, starring Neha Sharma in a lead role, has been in the news for some time since Zee5 Global revealed plans for the release of its latest film.
This week, ZEE5 released an intriguing trailer of the film hoping to make viewers laugh out loud and also keep them on the edge of their seats. The film, which features an ensemble star cast comprising Namit Das, Deepak Dobriyal, Amit Sial and Ila Arun in pivotal roles, will premiere on on October 29 – in time for Halloween.
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The trailer shows Neha Sharma in a never-seen-before avatar as Lallo, a young woman on a quest for true love. However, she finds herself as a prime suspect following a series of multiple deaths. Just like in the old pulp novel where the suitors of Laal Pari, a fabled cursed woman died as soon as they fell in love with her, Lallo is convinced that she too is cursed as all her suitors start dying in freak fatal accidents. What’s to be found out is: Will Lallo find her fairy tale true love or is she cursed to roam the realms of earth alone and loveless.
Sharma shared: “It was acting 101 for me as my character, Lallo is so different from anything I have portrayed before. Lallo is from a small town in the India heartland, so I had to work hard on getting the local dialect and diction right.
“I also had to go through a makeover as I will be seen in a completely de-glam role. However, it was one of the most satisfying characters to play as Lallo is so unique and one of a kind. It’s now time to bring forth this labour of love and I urge my fans to give all their love to Lallo on 29th on ZEE5.”
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Produced by Zee Studios and directed by Indrajit Nattoji, ‘Aafat-E-Ishq’ is a dark dramedy with supernatural elements and a whodunnit twist. It is the official remake of ‘Liza, the Fox-Fairy’, a Hungarian film which was a huge success internationally and won numerous awards at various .
Nattoji shared: "I can safely say that ‘Aafat-E-Ishq’ is an adaptation and not a remake. A reboot with some new twists, eclectic original music, and quirky small-town Indian characters.
“I hope the film catches the audience’s imagination and succeeds in entertaining them, something we all need as we slowly emerge from a devastating pandemic”.