LAHORE: Asim Abbasi’s directorial debut Cake starring Sanam Saeed, Aamina Sheikh and Adnan Malik in lead roles has been winning the hearts of critics and fans worldwide.
It has now emerged that Cake has found a fan across the border and that too in filmmaker Anurag Kashyap, who has several critically acclaimed films including Gangs of Wasseypur and Dev D to his credit.
In a Twitter post, Kashyap wrote, “Asim Abbasi’s “Cake” is such a powerful film…so happy that I am in a country and city that it was playing on screen. Went to see it because Aarti Bajaj edited it and read about it in Sight and Sound...but wow Asim Abbasi, Aamina Sheikh, Sanam Saeed, Adnan Malik…just everyone.”
Asim Abbasi’s “Cake” is such a powerful film .. so happy that I am in a country and city that it was playing on screen. Went to see it because Aarti Bajaj edited it and read about it in Sight and Sound..but wow Asim Abbasi, @aaminasheikh @SanamSaeed_FP @adnanmalik .. just every1
— Anurag Kashyap (@anuragkashyap72) May 13, 2018
Adnan Malik was quick to reply to Kashyap’s tweet writing, “The best compliment you can receive is from a filmmaker you have the utmost respect for! I’m a huge fan! This means the world to us, Anurag Kashyap.”
— adnanmalik (@adnanmalik) May 13, 2018
Asim Abbasi also replied to Anurag’s tweet with a heart emoji.
— Asim Abbasi (@IllicitusProduc) May 13, 2018
Cake is one of Pakistan’s most successful films. It opened to full houses in cinemas across the country and did a weekend business of Rs 30million in Pakistan and selected international territories.
The world premiere was held at Leicester Square in London, the first for a Pakistani film. Abbasi also bagged the Best Director award at the UK Asian Film Festival for the film.