“I actually really like performing what is non-verbal sometimes,” Shares Kent S Leung

Pakistani movie Chalay Thay Saath released recently and it perfectly encapsulates the beautiful locations of Hunza and Gilgit, the bond of friendship and the love a person hold for their home.

Images got in touch with the team of Chalay Thay Saath and here’s what they said:

Syra Shahroz reflected on her decision to sign on to the project: “I felt like [director Umer Adil and producer Beenish Umer] had a vision and this could be something good,” she recalls.

Canadian-Chinese actor Kent S Leung thought the language barrier wasn’t a big deal: “I actually really like performing what is non-verbal sometimes,” he revealed.

Producer Beenish Umer couldn’t get over this one difficult sequence: “We were in Hunza and sunrise was around 4:30. We got very little time to shoot a sequence! They had a flight to catch, we were on a clock and we had to send them because they would have missed their flights otherwise.”

On the whole, the project was meant to “show a different kind of cinema that people will relate to rather than follow an international style,” said director Umer Adil.

Kent further said, “I’m hoping there’s going to be actual co-productions between China and Pakistan, where they have characters who speak in Mandarin and characters who speak in Urdu. I think that would be a great opportunity for everyone.”

Rimsha Butt