Wasim Akram has now stepped into acting. The star cricketer, along with his wife Shaniera, graced the music video of a new song by Junoon’s Salman Ahmad.
Door Boht Door, the new single, has been dedicated to Junaid Jamshed, who, along with his wife, died in the unfortunate PK661 plane crash in Havelian last week.
Apart from Akram and his wife, the song – scheduled for official release on December 16 – also features Rabia Butt.
It was also made to commemorate Junoon’s 25th anniversary and is directed by Lahore-based photographer-filmmaker Humza Yousaf.
After 3 days of mourning, JJ would’ve wanted me to move forward in hope & freedom. the journey is the destination https://t.co/9chgJ3nP4s
— salman ahmad (@sufisal) December 11, 2016
In the music video, Salman Ahmad has accessorised his otherwise regular clothes will lots of Sufi accessories. Akram is wearing a black suit, while Shaniera is seen flaunting a white dress, twirling around the house with him by her side.
According to the director, the song is a metaphorical door into these peoples’ lives– a door which also acts as their escape. He added that Rabia Butt, whose childhood is depicted by the little girl with a Hello Kitty diary, was suppressed by her father, who did not want her to become a painter.
Nonetheless, she does become an artist later, but isn’t satisfied with her life, as she wants to go on much further (door boht door) in her life, Yousaf detailed.
Venturing into themes of feminism and women empowerment, Yousaf said that the couple shown towards the end is arguing over how their second expected child is also a girl. Preferring a boy-child over a girl-child is an issue which plagues our society, and he hopes to bring it to light through this song.