Much to the astonishment of the scores of Pakistani
film and music artistes, veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah
promptly went to the neighbouring land to finish a film
titled Zinda Bhaag that centres around the desperate
urge of youth to find a better life abroad.
plays an agent involved in illegal immigration. "He
has different illegal businesses and one of them is
to give hope of a dream life to youth, and (he) coaxes
youngsters into giving him all their money.
actor returned to India recently after completing
a seven-day spell of shooting. Earlier last month,
he had visited Lahore to familiarise himself with
the city and also to conduct a week-long workshop
with a group of newcomers who were acting in a film
for the first time in their life.
is not the first time that Shah is doing a Pakistani
film. Earlier, he played a key role in the 2007 made
film, Khuda Ke Liye.
film revolves around the youngsters urge to
find a short cut to a life abroad. Hence it has been
aptly titled Zinda Bhaag. The film has been co-directed
by Indian-born Meenu Gaur and Farjad Nabi and produced
by Mazhar Zaidi.