Rachel Viccaji

The Coke Studio “Nightingale” Rachel Viccaji graces the silver screen!

In the recent years, Pakistan has been taking steps to crush gender barriers in its armed forces by enabling women to serve on-board submarines, in ground combat positions and tank units.

Women are taking up combat roles in sections of the Pakistan Air Force, signalling a radical move towards gender parity in one of the world’s most male-dominated professions.

It’s no longer a surprise to see singers debuting as actors for TV plays and films.

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Rachel Viccaji who has proved her mettle with her powerful vocals in various seasons of Coke Studio is all set to grace the silver screen with “Parwaaz Hai Junoon”.

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Not many are aware of the fact that Rachel has done theatre, musical theatre in fact she has directed a couple of them as well.

Speaking exclusively to Celebdhaba, Rachel revealed important details about her character.

“The name of my character is Ujala. She is from Hazara (the western outskirts of Quetta). It was a great, indeed an adventurous experience essaying the role of a young and tough cadet.

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We shot at a lot of bases, beautiful scenic locations and above all the team itself was great fun.

We almost got attacked by monkeys in Kalabagh. A couple of our unit members got scratched by the monkeys. We had to struggle through potential frostbite and getting through all that snow in Naltar.

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I just didn’t realize how time just flew away while filming. I haven’t crooned any song for Parwaaz Hai Junoon.

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I was approached by Momina Duraid for the film. Earlier I was supposed to do Udaari with MD, but things didn’t work out as I was busy with Coke Studio.

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I would love to be a part of good films in future. I’ll start shooting for Asim Raza’s “Paray Hut Love” next month. I am doing a brief yet important role in the film which stars Sheheryar Munawar and Maya Ali in lead roles.

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Parwaaz Hai Junoon depicts the valour of the Pakistan Air Force with utmost detail and dexterity.

The trailer and songs has already aroused the feelings of patriotism in the heart of every Pakistani.

Helmed by Haseeb Hassan, the film is penned by Farhat Ishtiaq, produced by Momina Duraid and distributed by HUM Films.

Parwaaz Hai Junoon‘ is set to release worldwide on Eid-ul-Adha 2018.