LAHORE: Renowned producer, director and writer Idrees Adil had a heart attack on November 2 which led to his demise. He will be buried today at his residence in Daska, Punjab.
As a film director, his first film Champion was scheduled for release next week on November 10. Adil was busy preparing for the launch – carrying out promotions and campaigns but sadly passed away before he could witness the release.
Many showbiz personalities paid tribute to the star and his film services, considering his passing to be a big loss to Pakistan’s film industry. He had been working on his directorial debut Champion for the last two years as well as a couple of other film projects before his unfortunate decease.
“Idrees was a gentleman. I have played the female lead in his film Champion and during the shooting of the film, he dealt with all the cast and crew members with respect and honour. We’re all very sad to hear the sad news and pray that God grants him the highest rank in heaven,” Actress Zara Malik told The Express Tribune.
She went on to speak about the release of the upcoming film, “I will also request all film lovers to watch his career’s first directorial. I hope everyone will be able to appreciate his work for the film.”
The Aik Dhi Punjab Di producer had a heart attack in his production house, whilst at work. Although he was taken to the hospital as soon as possible, he was unable to survive. The news of his death brought many celebrities to the hospital where they mourned his passing.
“Idrees was a great man, enriched with talent. His first project Aik Dhi Punjab Di was a hit film in which he worked with renowned actress Anjuman. He was a sincere person within this industry and at a time when film producers were avoiding any kind of investment in the industry, he decided to finance projects in this business and went on to create Champion,” said senior director Altaf Hussain.
He continued, “There aren’t many people who have the courage to invest just for the sake of the industry. However, Idrees did this and his absence is truly a great loss. I am sure, without a doubt, his upcoming film will be a success.”
As well as producing the Kaifi helmed Aik Dhi Punjab Di as his first film, Adil was also seen on screen in the lead role for that film. After the success of this film, he went on to produce many others, along with TV shows, which included Hum Teen, Chaudharani and Comedy Clinic.
Writer Perviz Kaleem also had nothing but kind words for Adil, “Idrees was an honest man and his death gave us all a big shock, which is irreparable. As well as being the director, he was also the writer for the film Champion.”
“He invested in this film and decided to release it at a time when there are bigger films coming out and there is a lot of competition. The film industry has lost a talented person who had a bright career ahead of him,” he concluded.
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