The global pandemic coronavirus hasn’t only shattered economies around the world or claimed thousands of lives, it has also stranded hundreds and thousands of people away from home. Stuck on their travel destination due to flight restrictions around the world, a lot of people have been waiting for operations to resume so that they can head back to their loved ones.
Amongst such stranded people around the world, happen to be a few Pakistani actors who had flown to Thailand for the shoot of their upcoming film.
Mohib Mirza’s directorial debut, Ishrat Made In China, started shooting before Covid-19 became a global pandemic. The cast had reached Thailand in February around the time when Coronavirus hadn’t been termed as a pandemic and situations were pretty much under control in Pakistan.
According to Shamoon Abbasi, one of the film’s central cast members, around four actors including Sarah Loren, Mohib Mirza, Sanam Saeed, and Imam Said, along with a crew of 15 members are stuck in Thailand, away from Bangkok.
“The team had booked their flights back to Pakistan but since all flight operations have been canceled for two weeks, we are stuck,” stated Shamoon in a video message on his social media.
“We want to create awareness that when the situation happened, we did not come here to vacation – we were booked for a movie shoot. We had come way before and none of us knew this would happen. Everything escalated in front of our eyes too quickly. But the shoot is over and we’re hoping to get back home safely,” said the actor while talking to Images.
Ishrat Made In China is an action flick revolving around gang rivalries and is scheduled for release in 2020. The cast includes Mohib Mirza, Shamoon Abbasi, Sanam Saeed, Mani, Sara Loren, Nayyar Ejaz, and Ali Kazmi. Fashion designer HSY will also be seen in the film in a negative role for the first time.