Armeena Rana Khan played the ultimate damsel in distress in the Pakistani epic Bin Roye. Well, the damsel has landed herself a short film that places her in a role far beyond the boundaries of what you could possibly imagine. The short film will make its way here all the way from the UK titled ‘Achilles Protocol’. Our very own damsel, Armeena Rana Khan, will be playing a robot that is soon to be decommissioned. So, a robot in distress more likely? Either way, she will be playing the lead opposite a British actor, Christopher Faith. The film is to be directed by Aatif Zafar.
Armeena Rana Khan, while talking about the film said,
Achilles Protocol is aimed at the film festival market and I know that the audience is ruthless. I have to ensure I give a competent performance. Hopefully we can take it to Cannes nest year. I’ve previously worked in a British short film called Writhe, which went to Cannes.
So how did Armeena Rana Khan manage to land this role? Well, she said,
When I stopped in England briefly on my way to Italy, I had just enough time to do a quick scan of the ongoing pre-productions and Achilles Protocol looked quite interesting to me; the timeline also worked so I decided to audition for it and thankfully, the team like me enough to pull me on board.
She makes it sound so easy doesn’t she? Anyway, Armeena Rana Khan’s Achilles Protocol is scheduled to release next year and will be filmed in December (within ten days. What???). Rehearsals are kicking off this week. Armeena Rana Khan has high hopes for this movie, her performance and the future of film industry in Pakistan. She says,
Imagine international production companies choosing Pakistan as a film destination or Pakistanis winning international awards regularly, what it would mean for our industry, our economy and our youngsters; that’s what I’m most excited about!
Those dreams and positive thoughts may take a long time to realize, but we share her enthusiasm on this. Good luck!You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.