MUMBAI: Pakistan legendary actor Javed Sheikh and his daughter Moomal Sheikh are all set to star in Bollywood’s latest rom-com Happy Bahg Jaye Gi this year.
This will be first ever moment when a Pakistani dad-daughter duo will appear in any Bollywood flick together.
While starting work on his eighth production in Pakistan – a film titled Wajood for now – he is also spending time in India to shoot two Bollywood films.
Sheikh talked about one of those Bollywood films with Images.
HBJ is being produced by Anand Rai of Tanu Weds Manu fame and directed by Mudassir Aziz . The lead roles of the film are being played by Abhay Deol and Diana Penty.
“In the film, I play a Pakistani bureaucrat and am Abhay Deol’s father. Momal, on the other hand, is Abhay’s fiance, so she plays my daughter-in-law,” shared Sheikh with Images.
In an earlier interview with Dawn.com, Momal had shared that her character is also Pakistani:
“[The director/producer] were looking for an actress for a really long time,” Momal shared about the casting, “Baba [Javed Sheikh] had given them a few names of good actresses, but none of them were able to commit to the project for various reasons. When they came to know about me, they asked Baba, but he suggested that I wasn’t ready because I had just had my baby. But they approached me anyway, and the director talked to me about Tanu Weds Manu’s success, and I read the script, which I found to be really good.”
One spell of the film’s shoot remains, and it is expected to release in 2016.