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(File pix) Singer and entreprenuer Asmawi Ani. Pix by Nurul Shafina Jemenon

KUALA LUMPUR: Singer and entreprenuer Asmawi Ani who will mark his film directorial debut this year looks up to award-winning director Syamsul Yusof.

“We’ve been friends since we recorded a couple of songs together a few years ago. Syamsul’s visionary as a great filmmaker makes him the go-to guy for me when I started toying with the idea to direct my first film,” said the 36-year-old artiste who collaborated with Syamsul in Kalah Dalam Menang and Bukan Propaganda in 2016.

“When I showed him the script, he was very obliging in giving me advice on how to get the film project off efficiently,” said Mawi when met after Astro's preview screening of its Ramadan TV programmes event held at Wow KL here recently.

Asked about the film produced by his production house, MW Entertainment, Mawi said although filming of the Islamic comedy had been wrapped up, it had yet to be given a title.

The film which is currently at its final editing stage, is expected to open in cinemas in October.

Filmed in Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Negri Sembilan, the cast includes Hazama, Joey, Achey, Johan As’ari and Amira Othman.