Mahira Khan said she is excited about her upcoming debut project ‘Baarwan Khiladi’ as a producer after waiting years to work behind the camera.
Speaking to Gulf News, Khan said ‘Baarwan Khiladi’ is a small step towards her long-term plan to do direction and production.
“I know it’s a small step at the moment but it’s a start and I just want o get my hands dirty with smaller projects first, make stories that get me excited,” she shared.
“I’ve always been inclined to getting behind the camera, always wanted to direct or produce,” she added.
Khan said her upcoming film will promote Pakistan’s OTT Platform. “Why should we go with OTT platforms from outside if we can promote our product. I wanted my first to be on a Pakistani platform. I would love to produce for Zee or Amazon or Netflix, but I also feel we need to empower our local OTT platforms,” she revealed the reason behind choosing Tampad for her web-series release.
The actress, who will be the first actor-turned-producer – not appearing on the screen, said she is not a big fan of sports but the script of ‘Baarwan Khiladi’ inspired her a lot.
“To be honest, I am not a big sports lover but when I heard the story and read the script, it got me excited. Also working with younger/newer people was something that I really wanted to do,” she said.
It must be noted here that Khan’s Barwaan Khiladi’ features Danyal Zafar and Kinza Hashmi in leading roles, along with model Zarrar Khan, vlogger Shahveer Jafry, model Meer Yousuf, and content creator Khaqan Shahnawaz. The supporting cast includes Sarmad Khoosat, Mira Sethi, and Saba Faisal.