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A film on serial killer and rapist Javed Iqbal is in the works. According to a press release, the film will star Yasir Hussain as the notorious murderer while actor Ayesha Omar will essay the role of a police officer, who will head the investigation on Iqbal.

The film, apparently titled The Untold Story of a Serial Killer: Javed Iqbal, is written and directed by Abu Aleeha and is being produced under the banner of KKFilms by Javed Ahmed. The film will trace the story of the man who sexually abused and killed more than 100 children in Lahore, Pakistan between 1998 and 1999.

The case was a particularly macabre one as the killer not only tortured and murdered the children but also butchered and dissolved their bodies in acid to get rid of the evidence. He was sentenced to death in the same way.

Omar, who is known for playing a diverse range of roles throughout her career, commented that this was bound to be a challenge but one that she’s certainly looking forward to.

In 2019, actor and filmmaker Shamoon Abbasi announced a web series based on the life and consequential death of Iqbal. He was set to essay Iqbal in the series. The title of The Legend of Javed Iqbal and the Hundred Smiles revolves around his life and his victims.

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