The first look of ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ released some time back and Pakistanis were especially excited about it. The reason – this is Sajal Aly’s international debut. Also, the former wife of Imran Khan, Jemima Goldsmith, announced the film back in 2020. The film is produced under the banner of her Instinct Production.
Finally, the wait is over! The first trailer of Jemima Khan’s rom-com film has been released online. The producer Jemima Goldsmith shared the two-and-a-half-minute long clip on her Twitter account and wrote, “Is it better to walk into love, then fall into it? Watch the official trailer for WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?- starring Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Sajal Aly, Asim Chaudhry and Emma Thompson – in UK cinemas January 27, 2023.”
Is it better to walk into love, than fall into it? 💕 Watch the official trailer for WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT?— starring Lily James, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, Sajal Aly, Asim Chaudhry and Emma Thompson — in UK cinemas January 27, 2023 pic.twitter.com/jQGb9B9pQ7
— Jemima Goldsmith (@Jemima_Khan) September 7, 2022
The film narrates the story of an eligible Pakistani doctor Kazim (Shahzad Latif) based in the UK to get a bride from Pakistan Maymouna (Sajal Aly). The twist in the tale occurs when his white neighbor Zoe (Lilly James) is amazed by this idea of contractual love and decides to produce a film on the Pakistani wedding culture. The white girl seems to fallen in love with him or perhaps with the idea of profound love. Shabana Azmi plays the mother of Kazmi.
Sajal Aly plays one of the leads but has few appearances in the trailer. A scene in the trailer shows the bride-to-be Sajal Aly dancing her heart out at the wedding. ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ is a mix of friendship, one-sided love, and arrange marriage turned into a love marriage.
The film has been directed by Shekhar Kapur- director of Love Actually and Bridget Jones’ Diary. The film also stars Emma Thompson, Mim Shaikh, Jeff Mirza, and Asim Chaudhry. ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ is scheduled for a theatrical release on January 27th, 2023. The premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on Sept. 10 and was hugely applauded.