Friday, October 22, 2010

Bollywood filmmakers have rarely shot their films in Pakistan

Bollywood filmmakers have rarely shot their films in Pakistan.

Years ago, Randhir Kapoor-directed Raj Kapoor's dream project Heena, starring Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar, was shot in Pakistan. A substantial portion of Mukesh Bhatt's Awarapan was also shot there.

Reportedly a Mira Nairfilm based on Mohsin Hamid's second novel, The Reluctant Fundamentalist, will be shot in Pakistan. The Reluctant Fundamentalist is set in an outdoor Lahore cafe and the protagonist is a bearded Pakistani man called Changez.

After making a film on legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, Mira Nair is planning her next. And this time, her protagonist will be a Pakistani man who lets go of his life of fame in America after a failed love affair and the 9/11 terrorist attacks. And the filmmaker has already chosen the one who will play the protagonist and guess who it is, Shahid Kapoor.

According to sources, the actor has not yet signed the contract but showed interest in reading the script and also is excited to work with Mira.Rest of the star cast will be finalised soon. But, we hear that the meticulous Mira is looking into all the minute details of the film, now.

She will take a few more months before she starts the shooting of the film.