Mohib Mirza to play Pakistani taxi driver in 'Bachaana'

A new-take on Indo-Pak relations the movie is set to cause a stir.
Updated 20 May, 2015 12:38pm

Award-winning actor Mohib Mirza is set to hit silver-screens across Pakistan and India as Vicky in Nasir Khan’s romantic thriller, 'Bachaana' in a brand new avatar.

The character of Vicky is a departure from the actor’s previous work, having garnered significant acclaim for his comedic and action oriented roles in the past.

Mirza while talking about the said that it has been an incredible experience working on this script.

"The character I play in 'Bachaana' has been the most entertaining one in my career so far. It was beautiful driving through the exotic island. Acting and being shot in such an environment certainly excited me. But apart from all the fun and performance, the role also demanded strenuous prepping. I underwent physical training and practiced sprinting before the shoot started. I worked with the team for weeks together in finalizing the character’s look, hairstyle, accent, gestures, wardrobe and the minutest of details that would give life to it. It was heartening to see the team enjoy my spontaneity and improvisations for the role," Mirza said.

'Bachaana' is a romantic comedy and has got nail-biting crises and heart- touching romance for the audience to stay gripped. Topped with the scenic landscape and beautiful beaches of Mauritius, the film delivers a larger-than-life cinematic entertainment.

The excited Mirza while talking about the film said from its central idea to scripting, dialogues to screenplay, locations to direction and casting to acting; 'Bachaana' was nothing short of being an absolutely grand and immensely professional project.

"It is very seldom that you see the energy and synchronicity across the team as we all had. Everyone came very well prepared on the set; script was rehearsed, we barely needed prompting and the shoot flew superbly smooth. Despite being shot beyond borders of India and Pakistan in Mauritius, a joint crew from both the countries seamlessly wrapped the project within the exact committed time.”

'Bachaana' is the first feature film of Nasir Khan as a director, who has gained prominence for his work presented at the Mumbai International film festival for his documentary 'Made in Pakistan'. With cast and crew from both Pakistan and India, making acquaintance with each other for the first time on the set, the film has truly captures cross-boundary relations on and off screen.

Filmed in Mauritius, the production team conducted the largest talent hunt to find actors in the neutral landscape. With eye-catching scenery, music composed by top Pakistani talent, and a new-take on Indo-Pak relations, the movie is set to cause a stir.

'Bachaana' is a journey of a sweet and bubbly Indian girl, Aalia, played by Sanam Saeed, who undergoes a series of unfortunate events and is forced to place her faith in a man she hardly knows. That man, Vicky (MohibMirza) is a Pakistani driving a taxi in Mauritius. Bachaana follows the couple’s adventurous journey of love.

Produced by Rizwan Saeed, well-known locally and internationally for his technical achievements in film production, 'Bachaana' is one of the most technologically shot films in Pakistan and India.