October 26, 2010 06:25:36 PM IST A S Mitra, Glamsham Editorial
Not many Indian films have been shot in Pakistan except two. Years ago, Randhir Kapoor directed Heena starring Rishi Kapoor and Pakistani actress Zeba Bakhtiar in the lead was shot in Pakistan.
A major portion of Mukesh Bhatt's recent film AWARAPAN was also shot there. Following suit is Meera Nair's next film which will also be shot in our neighbouring country.
Nair's film, based on Mohsin Hamid's novel, 'The Reluctant Fundamentalist' is set in an outdoor Lahore cafe. The protagonist, a bearded Pakistani man named Changez lets go of his life of fame in America after a failed love affair and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Shahid Kapoor is likely to play Changez while the rest of the star cast is being finalized.