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Mahira Khan to play Meena Kumari’s role in remake of ‘Pakeezah’

Mahira Khan to play Meena Kumari’s role in remake of ‘Pakeezah’

Mahira Khan to play Meena Kumari’s role in remake of ‘Pakeezah’

Mahira Khan to play Meena Kumari’s role in remake of ‘Pakeezah’

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  • Mahira Khan will take on the role of Meena Kumari in Pakeezah.
  • Many well-known names are being considered for the future production.
  • The insider said, “Mahira is on board, but she is just one of many stars we are striving for.”
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In a Pakistani version of the popular 1972 film Pakeezah, star performer Mahira Khan will take on the role of Meena Kumari. Hamid Hussain, whose production company, Action Consultancy, is based in the United Arab Emirates, is slated to produce the movie.

Many well-known names are being considered for the future production, even though Khan will be playing Kumari.

Mahira is on board, but she is just one of many stars we are striving for in the remake of this epic, the insider said. More well-known artists are in discussions to appear in the movie.

 

Leading South Asian actors are managed by Action Consultancy, including Aly, who will play Maymouna in Jemima Goldsmith’s What’s Love Got to Do With It? and Humayun Saeed, who appeared in The Crown and Resident Evil. The company recently diversified its offerings and forayed into funding and packaging foreign content for movies and television shows.

One of the most well-liked Bollywood films ever is Pakeezah. The Indian newspaper Mid-Day reported that Pakeezah required 14 years of commitment. According to a person involved in the film’s production, director Kamal Amrohi would count a day as productive even if only one shot was finished.

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One of the most expensive movies produced in the 1970s was regarded as Pakeezah. The project, which cost between INR12.5 million and INR15 million (US$160,000 to US$190,000), was finished and released on February 4th, 1972.

Critics’ reactions to Pakeezah’s premiere were conflicting. The magnum opus received criticism for its narrative and opulence. Nevertheless, after playing in theatres for more than 50 weeks, it was the highest-grossing Indian movie of the year, earning INR60 million (US$750,000). Trade analysts suggested that Kumari’s passing a month after its publication may have contributed to its popularity.

The film garnered nominations for Best Film and Best Director (Amrohi), and N B Kulkarni was given a prize for Best Art Direction at Filmfare. Kumari was also nominated for a special Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award and won it.

Mahira will star alongside Fawad Khan in Neelofar while still enjoying the popularity of The Legend of Maula Jatt.

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