Fawad Khan approached to play lead in Indo-Pak film produced by Shyam Benegal796 views
Mumbai: Amid the calls to ban Pakistani artistes and films starring them in the wake of the worsening ties between India and Pakistan following the attacks in Uri, a filmmaker plans to make a film to promote peace between the two countries. The film ‘Ye Raste Hain Pyar Ke’ to be directed by Harsh Narayan, traces the characters of two musicians from the two countries who travel across India and Pakistan and discover themselves during the journey. The film has received backing from veteran filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who will produce the film.
About planning to do such a film in the current situation, Narayan was quoted as saying by a tabloid, “I believe there couldn’t be a better time to put out a film that explores love and peace and promotes humanity.”
Benegal also seems to be having no qualms about backing the project. “People called me mad when I was making ‘Ankur’! I have found another mad-creative filmmaker in Harsh. He is capable, hard-working and can take on all the creative responsibilities necessary in making this film,” he said.
Fawad Khan, whose presence in Karan Johar’s ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ has led to trouble for the film, has been approached to play the lead. “At the moment, he is sceptical about reactions to him working in an Indo-Pak co-production. He has shown a keen interest and will respond as soon as the present situation cools down. We are hoping he agrees to play the lead musician in the film,” Narayan said.