Pakistan has been hit by the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic and government has once again said that wearing a mask in mandatory. Owing to the sudden rise in the coronavirus cases once again, Usman Mukhtar and model Farwa Kazmi have tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier Alyzeh Gabol was also tested positive for COVID-19.
Farwa Kazmi and Usman Mukhtar took to Instagram and shared stories about their health updates. Usman Mukhtar said “Guys I’ve tested positive for Covid-19,” he wrote. “Thankfully I have also tested positive for having awesome people like you to pray for my health,” He also requested people to remember him in their prayers. Usman Mukhtar recently made a debut at Cannes with his short film Bench.
Bench movie was selected for the Cannes International Independent Film Festival in September. The Embassy of Pakistan in Paris tweeted about the screening of the short film. The movie has been written by Usman Mukhtar which revolves around two people at crossroads coming together to decide if they should end up apart. This movie is dialogue based which has many interesting twists and turns. It is about two people who meet on a bench. Bench was also selected for screening at Independent Short Film Awards Los Angeles, Prisma Awards in Rome, South Asian Film Festival Toronto and 3rd South Asian Film Festival Kolkata.
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