Kubra Khan stars opposite Goher Mumtaz in the upcoming film Abhi

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There's a long line-up of Pakistani films waiting to be released this year and the line-up now includes romance-thriller film Abhi starring Kubra Khan and Goher Mumtaz – the teaser for which was recently released. Khan and Mumtaz both took to Instagram to announce the upcoming release of Abhi by sharing the teaser. By the looks of it, the film promises a mix of thrill, espionage and romance. Mumtaz told a publication that the story is about an "unconventional" musician whose life changes in a way he had not expected. Mumtaz penned the story for Abhi five years ago and he'd wanted to "collaborate with the best" in the industry, be it actors, directors or singers. "Working with Kubra was amazing," he said. "The kind of role we had thought about for this film was a woman who is very bubbly and modern. At the same time, she is the daughter of a politician [and] she takes a stand when necessary, whether it's for her life or society in general. She's done justice to the character and this is her first solo lead in a film." The actor revealed the film includes songs by the likes of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Tanya Wells, Aima Baig, Nish Asher and himself. The cast includes Adnan Shah Tipu, Marhoom Ahmed Bilal, Irfan Motiwala, Zaryab haider, Qaiser Shahzad and Waseem Ali. The film is directed by Asad Malik, while the screenplay has been written by Shoaib Rabbani and Shoaib Mansoor. Release date for the film hasn't been announced as of yet.