Pakistani actor Meera returns as Ssimran

MUMBAI: Pakistani actor Meera, who had been lying low after featuring in Hindi films like Kasak, Nazar and Akelapan, returns in another film, Ssimran.

In Akelapan, Meera played yesteryear Hindi film actor Parveen Babi and essayed the role of a schizophrenic. Now, she will portray ‘mangalik’ Aishwarya Rai in Ssimran. The film is being produced by Ashfaqaaquee Rahmaan, a pharmaceutical distribution company owner and is being directed by Neeraj Sahai.

Sahai, who has assisted Raman Kumar in Sarhad Paar and Raja Bhaiya, had also assisted Umesh Mehra in Khiladiyon Ke Khiladi, Sabse Bada Khiladi, International Khiladi and Qilla. Ssimran is his second film. His first one, Oldd Iss Goldd, is scheduled to release soon.

Says Sahai, “Ssimran is inspired by Aishwarya’s life. Being a ‘manglik’ she had to undergo rituals and assorted ceremonies. Our film is a mature love story, and shows a mangalik girl, her feelings, and what destiny has in store for her. It also shows the difficulties she has to undergo to win her love.”

“We have completed the shooting of the film in locales like Mahableshwar, Panchgani, Wai, Panvel and Mumbai. The film is in the post-production stages and we hope to release the film by June 2007,” he says.

The film also features Mahima Chaudhary, Aryan Vaid, Rajat Bedi, Govind Namdeo, Reema Lagoo, Beena and others. Written by Baldev Prasad, the film’s music has been composed by Ismail Darbar and Mahesh Sharma.