Pakistani actor and model Sanam Saeed, who found popularity in India with her TV show, Zindagi Gulzar Hai, will now play an Indian girl in a Pakistani romantic thriller, directed by Nasir Khan. The film titled Bachaana, is a journey of a sweet and bubbly Indian girl, Aalia, played by Sanam, who undergoes a series of unfortunate events and is forced to place her faith in a man she hardly knows. That man, Vicky (Mohib Mirza), is a Pakistani driving a taxi in Mauritius.
The film, set to hit screens both in India and Pakistan, follows the couple's adventurous journey of love. Sanam says that through this movie, she is trying to bridge the gap between both countries. "I thoroughly enjoyed the script and Aalia's character. She was unlike the roles I have played before. All of us, in whatever way we can, want to try and bridge the gaps and differences between India and Pakistan," she says.
"We have been die-hard fans of their (Indian) movies for decades, and now they are enjoying our storytelling through the small screen. Our actors are crossing borders and now so are our stories. And that is what I saw in Bachaana. The film is light and easy. I was really enjoying getting into Aalia's character with the mannerisms, clothes and diction," she adds.
Sanam also says that she had references and advice on Indian girls from the team they were working with. "At the end of the day though, Aalia is a south Asian girl that I am very familiar with -- whether she is Indian or Pakistani. This is a contemporary, easy, breezy, feel good rom-com. I'm sure audiences in both India and Pakistan will both enjoy this fun, zesty story," she says.