In the past few years, local films have gained a lot of momentum taking the cinema industry to newer heights. While Pakistan has a large audience for Bollywood, its usually our films that fail to release across the border due to the constant tensions between both the countries. However, in 2016, late veteran actor Om Puri played his part in bringing the two nations closer when he became a part of Actor in Law.
According to Times of India, Actor in Law was one of Puri’s last films and it will soon be screened in Mumbai. Directed by Nabeel Qureshi and produced by Fizza Ali Meerza, the film starred Fahad Mustafa and Mehwish Hayat as well. Puri played a crucial role as well before he passed away in early 2017.
Harkisan Mehta Institute in India will be holding a private screening of Actor in Law for its students on August 10. Earlier, the film premiered at a film festival in Rajasthan.
Meerza revealed that Puri did not charge a single penny for working in Actor in Law. She added, “This was only our second film and he said that he would have done it had it been produced by a big studio. Puri loved the script and did it on a friendly basis. On our part, we ensured that we hosted him well and he did the same for us when we visited India. There’s not a single day when we don’t think or speak of him.”
Actor in Law was loved by audiences all across Pakistan. Meerza and Qureshi’s next venture called Load Wedding also stars Hayat and Mustafa. The film will hit screens on Eidul Azha this year.