Making films based on the life of cricketers is fast
gaining ground in India. While Vidhu Vinod Chopra's
Ferrari Ki Sawaari is said to be based on Sachin
Tendulkar, two noted film producers of Pakistan are
in the process of making a film on the countrys
flamboyant cricketer Shahid Afridi titled Main Hun
Hun Shahid Afridi, to be made by Humayun Saeed and
Shahzad Nasib entails the struggles and achievements
of a simple boy who made it big in cricket through sheer
determination and hard work.
by Osman Ali Raza, the film will also star Saeed himself.
film has been shot at popular stadiums in Karachi
and Sialkot with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)
being actively supportive. More than 50 per cent of
the film has been completed, according to the producers.
films lead role is being played by a 19-year-old
Noman Habib, who himself is an aspiring cricketer.
Afridi, however, would not be making an appearance
in the film.
UK-based filmmaker Faisal Aman Khan made a film on
the life of cricketer turned politician Imran Khan.
32, has played 27 Tests, 334 one day internationals
and 46 twenty20 internationals for the Pakistani team.