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Onir is on a mission; says he’ll work with at least a couple of newcomers in every film

Filmmaker Onir says he wants to give new faces a chance in the film industry and is all in praise of Zain Khan Durrani, the actor in his latest film.

bollywood Updated: Jan 28, 2018 16:54 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
Onir,Zain Khan Durrani,Ashish Bisht
Filmmaker Onir’s next film talks about love in the world of dating apps.

Filmmaker Onir is ready to release his first out-and-out love story, and is once again working with a debutant — Zain Khan Durrani. The filmmaker, who launched newcomer Ashish Bisht in his last project Shab (2017), says he is willing to give a chance to new actors.

“For me, it’s a mission for the next few years that I will work with at least a couple of newcomers in every film,” says Onir, whose next film is titled Kuchh Bheege Alfaaz. He explains, “I feel that I was once a newcomer in the industry and I was given a chance. Someone believed in me, and if I don’t do that for others with whatever position I have in the industry, then what have I contributed?”

Actor Zain Khan Durrani (right) with filmmaker Onir.

Onir is all proud of his new discovery, Zain, who plays the role of a radio jockey named Alfaaz, in the film. He says, “When people see the trailer and the film, they will realise that he is a gem for the industry and his work will be cherished.”

Onir, who has directed films such as My Brother...Nikhil (2005), Bas Ek Pal (2006), Sorry Bhai! (2008), and I Am (2011), is not nervous about directing a romantic film. “I have no jitters because I have always worked on relationship stories. My films are always about different forms of love. My Brother...Nikhil was about a sister and brother. So, this film is not completely away from my genre,” he says, adding on a light note, “I am not directing a Golmaal.”

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First Published: Jan 28, 2018 16:54 IST