Established Bollywood actor Om Puri will soon be appearing in his Lollywood debut film Actor in Law, also starring Mehwish Hayat and Fahad Mustafa in lead roles.
This film will be directed by Nabeel Qureshi and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza, both of whom had previously worked on film Na Maloom Afraad together. In an interview, Fizza had confirmed that veteran Bollywood actor was indeed part of the cast for the upcoming film. She also confirmed that filming had started.
The film boasts an ensemble cast which includes Rehan Sheikh, Talat Hussain and Don 2 actor Aly Khan.
On January 9, the team behind the film conducted a Meet and Greet event in Karachi, interacting with the media and answering their questions.
Om Puri praised the team and credited them for coming up with a very unusual yet highly entertaining script.
When he was asked about his debut in the Pakistani film industry, he said that he did not know the crew when they approached him personally. However he did know that there has been significant improvement in the Pakistani film industry. He signed up for the project because he thought that the script of the film was different and piqued his interested. He was careful not to provide details about the script.
Mehwish Hayat too added that her role in the film was “different” from the roles she had done previously. She added that the film was a mindless film, but it was very straightforward and “no-nonsense”.
Fahad Mustafa, who was also part of the cast of Na Maloom Afraad, is the titular Actor in Law of the film. He mentioned that his was the most important film in his career. He added that there were a lot of stories in Pakistan and they needed to be told with an element of humor.