On 2 September, October cinema hosted a premiere screening of the comedy film Zhara (Heat), starring some of the most popular showbiz celebrities. The actors, the film crew and famous guests were among the first to enjoy the new motion picture.
The entire cast gathered at the private screening: Nail Abdrakhmanov, Dmitriy Lysenkov, Magomed Murtazaaliev, Diana Pozharskaya, Sergey Chirkov, Aleksey Veselkin, Alexander Samoylenko and Nikolay Shrayber.
The list of celebrities attending the premiere included Philipp Kirkorov, Iosif Prigozhin and Valeriya, Emin Agalarov and his wife Alyona Gavrilova, singer Slava, Igor Vernik, Sergey Kozhevnikov and Ekaterina Kozhevnikova, Garik Kharlamov, Yulia Baranovskaya, Nyusha with her husband Igor Sivov, Yana Churikova, Oleg Gazmanov, Maryus Vaysberg, Natalya Bardo, Yevgeniya Leshkova, Anastasia Ukolova, Anna Chipovskaya and Dmitriy Endaltsev, Ingrid Olerinskaya, Brandon Stone, Cosmos Girls, Serebro, Lusia Chebotina, UrKiss, Julia Parshuta, Klava Koka, Rita Dakota, Konstantin and Olga Andrikopoulos, Misha Marvin, Yuriy Aksyuta, Aleksey Chumakov, DJ Smash, Masha Tsigal, Sergey Kozhevnikov with his wife and daughter, Fatima Ibragimbekova, Stella Dombi, Bahh Tee, Dava, Asammuell, Lil Kate, MriD, WEEL, Yevgeniya Malakhova, Sasha Novikova, and many others.
Right before the start of the screening, the film's general producer, singer, businessman and organiser of the Zhara Festival Emin Agalarov, along with the concept author and producer Timur Dzhafarov and creative director Fuad Ibragimbekov appeared on the stage of October cinema. Each of them welcomed the guests, expressed their gratitude to everyone attending and wished the audience an exciting and memorable night.
Zhara was filmed in 2018 during the Zhara International Music Festival in Baku which drew celebrities from Russia and Azerbaijan for several days. The film's cast features a record-high number of celebrities: Philipp Kirkorov, Nikolay Baskov, Grigory Leps, Ani Lorak, EMIN, Valeriya, Iosif Prigozhin, Timati, Egor Kreed, and many more.
Zhara was produced by the Team Films company. Apart from Emin Agalarov, Timur Dzhafarov and Fuad Ibragimbekov, the creative team included film director Dunya Lisova, art director Maksim Alipchenko and cinematographer Vasiliy Ryzhov. The lead actress of the comedy is Diana Pozharskaya, famous for starring in Hotel Eleon TV series and EMIN's music videos for his songs Neveroyatnaya (Incredible) and Wicked Game. Actors Sergey Chirkov and Nail Abdrakhmanov, as well as blogger Anton Lapenko, co-starred in Zhara.
At the end of the screening, the actors and crew appeared on stage to a big round of applause from the happy audience.
Zhara will be released on 5 September when all cinemas across Russia will start screening the new star-studded comedy. On 5 September, the film will also premiere in Baku (Azerbaijan) in Heydar Aliyev Centre, and on 15 September, in Frankfurt (Germany) in the CineStar Frankfurt am Main Metropolis cinema.