(File pix) Kuala Pilah member of parliament Datuk Seri Hasan Malek will make his silver screen debut as a guest star in the upcoming comedy movie, This is Pilah. Pix by Salhani Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Pilah member of parliament Datuk Seri Hasan Malek will make his silver screen debut as a guest star in the upcoming comedy movie, This is Pilah.

Hasan will appear as himself in the movie by Madness Films Sdn Bhd in two scenes, with the scene shooting to take place on Saturday.

The film's producer Shafirul Nizam Haron said production amounted to almost RM1 million and the actors in the film will fully use Negri Sembilan dialect in the movie.

"At the film's launching event last month, Hasan agreed to appear in the film as the location of the film involves his constituency.

"We have started shooting in Kuala Pilah since Sept 9," he told BH Online.

At the same event, rapper Waris, known for his Negri dialect in his songs, also launched his newest single which is also included in the soundtrack of the film.

Other than Hasan, the film's cast is made almost entirely out of Negri Sembilan-born actors and actresses under the leadership of director Rosdi Md Dali.

Shafirul added that another rapper Juzzthin and singer Ara will play the two main characters in the film.

"The appearance of Waris and Ito as supporting actors will offer the comedic element in the film," he said adding that he planned to cast cartoonist Ujang, Ustaz Syamsul Debat and even Negri Sembilan menteri besar Datuk Seri Mohamad Hasan as additional supporting actors.

This is Pilah is about a youth from Kuala Pilah who intends to marry the girl of his dreams who is also from the same ethnic group.

The film is slated for release early next year.

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