Ahsan Khan & Ayesha Omar In an action-packed meet-cute

Have you ever left an epic action extravaganza with a warm, fuzzy feeling in your heart? Then you may have been subject to a covert rom-com hiding in plain sight. This is an emerging movie genre that's been gaining steam over the last few years: the hybrid of the action flick and the romantic comedy.

What makes an action romantic comedy so very popular for audiences of all ages? Although a typical rom-com offers its own share of twists and turns, the addition of action takes it up a notch. This captivating sub-genre combines romance and comedy alongside a gripping ride that’s punctuated with eye-popping excitement.

Anyone looking for the element of surprise can’t go wrong with this combination. Linking the best of both worlds, these bustling tales are great for those who have been looking for a wild ride embedded within a heart-warming storyline.

Ahsan Khan and Ayesha Omar are starring in one such adventure called Rehbra, which sets up one of the classic formulas for the action romantic comedies to follow it: take two opposites with hot chemistry, shake them up in a bag of danger and action, and watch the sparks fly.

Rehbra features the two as Danish (Ahsan) and Bubbly (Ayesha). Ahsan’s character is scene in a sort of macho avatar, fighting off bad guys and being a flirtatious hero. While Ayesha’s character is that of a feisty Punjabi girl, with a colourful personality. In a turn of events, their paths cross and the drama begins. All in all, this action/rom-com genre is filled with action scenes with a healthy dose of romance thrown in.

Talking about the film during its trailer launch event, the director Amin Iqbal said, “In the film we see how when situations change in life, so does our thinking, but when we act on our thoughts and perceptions, life does not change accordingly.

Like the antagonist in the film says, ‘When a situation is as bad as this, one wishes more for death than life!’ Rehbra has been a labour of love and as much a journey of self-discovery for the protagonists, as for me.”

Produced by Saira Afzal and directed by Amin Iqbal, Rehbra also stars Sohail Sameer, Sarish Khan, Saba Faisal, Adnan Haider, Mohammad Ali, and Ghulam Mohiuddin in pivotal roles. On the musical front, the film features songs in the melodic voices of Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Asim Azhar, Suvarna Tiwari, and Aishwarya Majmundar.

• Coordination: Umer Mushtaq
• Hair, makeup & Grooming: Nighat Misbah @Depilex
• Designer: Ansab Jahangir
• Photography & Styling: Yasser Sadiq
• Jewellery: Aneesa Unus
• PR: Shanaz Ramzi; Starlinks