While tensions between India and Pakistan remain firm on the political front, on the artistic side, there is great mutual admiration and a desire to work with each other. Indian cinema is big in Pakistan, so over the years, filmmakers have organized Q&A sessions with Pakistani journalists, but a new movie is set to go a step further.
Director Mudassar Aziz, who last directed the 2010 movie ‘Dulha Mil Gaya’, hinted at the possibility of a premiere in Pakistan along with the entire cast and crew. Actor Javed Sheikh revealed to ‘The Express Tribune’ that Aziz had visited Pakistan recently to iron out the details. Sheikh said:
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“‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ is set to release on August 19 and the best thing about it is there are already plans to organise a premiere in Pakistan at least a day or two before the official release…A few years ago only Pakistani actors were working in Indian films but now Indian actors are also starring in our films, most notably stars like like Om Puri and Naseeruddin Shah. Hopefully this will open the gates for joint productions and collaborations between both industries.”
Javed Sheikh appears in the movie along with his daughter Moomal, who makes her Bollywood debut with this movie. Javed also hinted at his upcoming movie ‘Wujood’ having an Indian actor starring in it. ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ also has Ali Fazal and Jimmy Shergill in pivotal roles.