The doors of Bollywood have opened for many Pakistani actors till date. The next actor from Pakistan to star in a Bollywood movie is a youngster who started his career from modelling and is now an actor and a model. Shehroz Sabzwari will be seen in Bengali director Riingo Banerjee’s upcoming film titled Luv Story. Shehroz Sabzwari talked to Dawn News about his Bollywood debut, talking about it he said, “Producer Shamik Basu scouted me after coming across my Hum TV Awards performance as well as a few pictures. He said he wanted to launch me into Bollywood which was obviously great news to me……….There are so many superstars going to Bollywood and it is such a monumental opportunity.”
Shehroz Sabzwari admits that he doesn’t think of himself as a superstar but “Nonetheless, it was nice to know someone was willing to put that kind of faith in me.”
“Basu and I looked at a couple of scripts but nothing clicked, nothing was strong enough for a debut until the script for Luv Story came along.”
The actor is looking forward to work with the Bollywood directors and actors “I’m also really excited to work with Riingo as he will be making his debut in Bollywood as well. He is essentially a Bengali director and I have immense respect for that industry, as it is full of highly-educated individuals and has produced brilliant filmmakers.” Giving the details about he got selected for the film Sheroz said, “Riingo liked my look and thought I suited the character. However, I wasn’t instantly cast. They were looking at other options and about a month after I sent over audition tapes from Pakistan that [my wife] Syra (Yousef) helped me record did I learn that I had been selected for the role. It’s truly an honour because the project will be commercial entertainment without losing the essence of the art of filmmaking.”
The other actors who will be seen in the film are Riya Sen, Zarina Wahab, Aryann, Bidita Beg and Mukesh Tiwari among others. Shehroz Sabwari will be going to India in January, we wish him all the best.