WEB DESK: Janaan famed Armeena Khan is on a roll right now. The Pakistani-Canadian actress has been very busy with her work and has recently been cast for a British short film in which she will be playing the lead.
Talking to a local leading newspaper, Armeena Khan explained how her role is going to be different from a traditional portray of a woman. “This is the first time I will be seen in this avatar,” she says. “It is a far cry from the regular portrayals of [women] that the Pakistani audiences are used to. I am playing the main antagonist and female lead in the film.
“It’s a science-fiction movie and naturally, the technical requirements of European cinema are very different from Pakistani projects. I have to completely step out of my Janaan and Yalghaar state of mind and immerse myself in a different way of acting so I’m studying a lot of independent English films to adjust my methodology and I’m reading a lot of sci-fi literature,” she shares.
Armeena adds, “We have high expectation because the people involved are highly skilled and capable. This is an extremely technical film designed to compete with other cutting edge work.”
On the release of the film she says, “It will primarily release on the International Film Festival circuit. Then it will have a limited international release through various many different nationalities. But of course, I will fly the flag for Pakistan in this project,” she says.
“Achilles Protocol is aimed at the film festival market and I know that the audience is ruthless,” Armeena told a local newspaper in an earlier interview. “I have to ensure I give a competent performance. Hopefully we can take it to Cannes next year. I’ve previously worked in a British short film called Writhe, which went to Cannes.”
Check out the poster of her debut movie: