‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’ bags Best Comedy award


Jemima Khan’s What’s Love Got To Do With It? is already winning hearts. The romantic comedy starring Emma Thompson, Shahzad Latif, Sajal Aly and Lily James won the Best Comedy award at the Rome Film Festival on Saturday and with that accomplished, we can’t wait to see the film already!

Khan, the co-producer and writer of the award-winning film, took to her Instagram posing with the trophy to document the achievement. “We won (the trophy) for Best Comedy at The Rome Film Festival for our film, which I wrote and produced,” she wrote. Clad in a gorgeous off-white trouser suit, Khan looked gorgeous with her hair open in a heavy blowout and a nude lip—her signature look.

Grateful, she humbly went on to thank everyone who helped her achieve this award starting with her mentor, the British director Ol Parker for teaching screenwriting. “Thank you Ol Parker for teaching me how to write a script.”

Next on the list was the cast and crew of What’s Love Got To Do With It? “Thank you for the LOLs Emma Thompson, Lily James, Asim, Shahzad Latif, Jeff Mirza, Shabana Azmi, Sajal Aly.” She also extended her gratitude to the distributors, the production team and especially Indian filmmaker Shekar Kapur for direction.

The comment section was filled with applause from celebrities including our very own award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy. Fatima Bhutto also congratulated Khan. The Mom actor, too, reposted the big news on her Instagram as people congratulated her. 

Earlier this year, the cross-cultural British film, got a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. As per TIFF, the effervescent rom-com follows a filmmaker who decides to document her best friend’s journey towards an arranged marriage. The film slides between London and Lahore, love and friendship, tradition and iconoclasm, and it refuses to adhere to easy binaries.

As per The Hollywood Reporter (THR), What’s Love Got To Do With It? serves as a “master class in how to adhere faithfully to the classic romantic-comedy template and yet still emerge with something that delivers delightfully on both sides of the hyphen.”

The outlet added that the cross-culture confection may not be the first to examine the practice of arranged marriage in the age of Tinder, but Kapur, known previously for his Elizabeth and Banquet Arena, has added a soulful touch, because of which the film hits all the desired marks.

What’s Love Got To Do With It is slated to release in January 27, 2023.

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