Actress Ainy Jaffri and actor Osman Khalid Butt have been finalised as the sizzling hot lead stars in the upcoming feature film ‘Balu Mahi’ to be directed by Haissam Hussain and produced by Sadia Jabbar. Over the past several months, there has been a viral buzz speculating as to who would be cast as the lead stars of BALU MAHI with possible on-screen pairings being suggested online including Sanam Baloch and Mikaal Zulfikar, Fawad Khan and Mahirah Khan, Ali Zafar and Humaima Malik and Osman Khalid Butt and Maya Ali before Osman and Annie beat out the contenders and were finalised.

Annie, who is the much-loved voice of the revolutionary animated  TV serial character ‘Burka Avenger’ will be specially flying in from London (where earlier in the year she had been spotted socializing with Ranbir Kapoor) to begin shooting later this month. Osman has become hugely popular and resonates with the masses after his appearance as Wali in ‘Diyar-e-Dil’ and earlier with his debut as Mayer in Haissam Hussain’s “Aik Naye Cinderalla”.  Other leading industry names associated with the project include Directors of Photography (DOP) Saleem Daad of ‘Jawani Phir Nahi Ani fame and music composer Sahir Ali Bagga. Bhagga, hired as the music producer will no doubt create an aptly mesmerizing soundtrack for the film. 2015 proved to be a stellar year for Pakistani Cinema with the highest number of releases since its ‘“revival” in 2007.