Just after a couple of weeks of confirmation that Mahira Khan and Sheheryar Munawar have signed a movie titled Saat Din Mohabbat In (SDMI), writer, model and actress Mira Sethi has joined them for a comedic role. SDMI is a joint venture of Zinda Bhaag fame Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi.
“I’m playing a British-Punjabi character,” Sethi revealed in a report published on Dawn Images. “It’s a comic role. When I read the script I ‘lol-ed’ silently to myself: veering from Punjabi to BBCD British English is a funny sight to behold. There aren’t too many comedic roles written for women, so this was an “AHA!” moment. The writing for my character is terrific,” she added.
Sethi also added “It’s not your run-of-the-mill “village” Punjabi, think of a Bradford-tinged accent, so playing with that will be interesting.”
The actress is currently doing rehearsals for the big screen debut and according to the report, she is watching bits and pieces of reality TV about Pakistanis living in Bradford on YouTube.
Penned by Fasih Bari Khan, SDMI is a rom-com and stars Sheheryar Munawar as male lead, who is in search of true love in Karachi. The film will also mark production debut of The Dawn Media Group’s film wing, DawnFilms.