Last year in June, Major General Nigar Johar made history by becoming the first female army officer to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general.
Born to a Pashtun family in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Swabi district, she is also the first woman of a Pashtun origin to serve at such a higher rank in the military.
Now, a biopic film highlighting her achievements is in the works, with superstar Mahira Khan playing the lead.
About ‘Aik Hai Nigar’
Aik Hai Nigar is an upcoming biopic that will follow Nigar Johar’s journey to becoming the first-ever three-star lady General of Pakistan. Directed by Adnan Sarwar, and written by Umera Ahmad the telefilm will premiere on ARY Digital.
Mahira says she is ecstatic to have bagged the role while sharing the teaser on her Instagram.
“Honoured to be able to play a woman I admire so much. Pakistan Army’s first female three-star General. ‘Aik Hai Nigar’ traces the life and career of Lieutenant General Nigar Johar,” she said in the caption.
Bismillah,” she ends her note.
The teaser only gave us a glimpse of Mahira Khan in uniform to essay the role of Nigar Johar.
People are loving the look.
Parts of the biopic are filmed at Army Medical College Rawalpindi
While we know Bilal Ashraf is also a part of the Aik Hai Nigar cast, the teaser gave no insight into other characters. The rest of the cast includes names like Sohail Sameer and Khushal Khan.
However, the teaser did give away the fact that the project was filmed at Army Medical College (AMC) Rawalpindi. No wonder AMC students are excited about the project.
This telefilm marks Mahira Khan’s second project as a producer. She’s co-producing the telefilm with Nina Kashif under the banner of their production house Soulfry Films. Her production debut, Bharwan Khiladi is also in the pipeline.
It was very thoughtful to release the trailer of a military hero on Independence Day. Can we look forward to watching the telefilm on Defence Day? We certainly hope so.