Pakistani Showbiz

Fahad Mustafa can compete with any Bollywood actor: Om Puri


LAHORE: Film-maker Nabeel Qureshi’s latest cinematic offering, a comedy by the name of Actor in Law, will soon be seeing the light of the day.

With the release date set for September 13, the cast and crew has been busy promoting the film across the country. In this connection, a media conference was held in Lahore recently, which saw legendary Bollywood actor Om Puri — who plays a controlling father to the protagonist Fahad Mustafa — heap praises on the Pakistani film industry.

“I believe Pakistan is enriched with every kind of talent there could be,” he said. “Actor in Law is my first Pakistani film and I have worked hard for it. While working here, I noticed that Lollywood has some of the best actors, directors and technicians. This has been an excellent experience and I would love to do more local films, even if my role in them is short.”

Puri claimed that he had become aware of Qureshi’s directing skills after seeing the 2014 hit Na Maloom Afraad. “Also, in recent years, Lollywood has delivered films like Bol and Khuda Kay Liye which show that it is growing as an industry,” he added. “I am very impressed by Fahad too. He is the diamond of Pakistan and could compete with any Bollywood actor in terms of talent.”

The star went on to say that he feels Actor in Law will become one of the best movies of his lengthy career. “It’s got everything from entertainment and drama to some wonderful music,” shared Puri. “The story is interesting, which is why I decided to do it. It is my humble request to the Pakistani public that they come and watch this film!”

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