Looking forward to first ever Indo-Pak play: Imran Zahid
Indian actor Imran Zahid is excited to be a part of the first ever Indo-Pak play, which is being produced by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in collaboration with a Pakistani theatre group.
New Delhi: Indian actor Imran Zahid is excited to be a part of the first ever Indo-Pak play, which is being produced by filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt in collaboration with a Pakistani theatre group.
The play, titled 'Milne Do', will be helmed by Malik Aslam of Azad theatre group and Indian director Danish Iqbal, who earlier helmed the stage adaptation of Bhatt's 1989 film 'Daddy'.
"It is a great step in the direction of cultural exchange between the two countries. It is a brilliant opportunity for Indian artists, especially theatre actors to go and perform in a country, we have a heard so much about. Their dramas have gained popularity and exposed the Indian viewers to their content and this play will take things forward," Zahid told reporters.
Zahid, 32, will play an Indian guy, who falls in love with a Pakistani girl. The actor said female lead will most likely be a 'popular Pakistani TV actress'.
"The play will have a powerful narrative and just like how love stories are great in Mahesh Bhatt's films, it will be in 'Milne Do' too," he said.
Zahid and Iqbal will be in Pakistan for a few days to finalise the script, cast and rehearsal schedule with Aslam. The cast of the play will have both Indian artists and actors from Azad.
"The play will premiere in March in Lahore and Delhi. On the basis of the response of the public, we will take it to Mumbai, Kolkata and other cities," he said.
Laal band from Pakistan and popular Indian music group Euphoria will perform live during the play. "This is happening for the first time that the music bands from two countries will be together performing on stage. They will give the music of the play," Zahid said.
The actor says he is happy Mansoor Ahmed Khan, Deputy High Commissioner, Pakistan High Commission, has shown interest in the project.
"He has said he will be going to support this play, once the script and other things get finalised," Zahid said.