After acing pretty much everything else, Mahira Khan is stepping into production with a web series titled Baarwan Khiladi. The actor has set up a production house Soulfry Films with her dear friend and producer Nina Kashif. Baarwan Khiladi will be their first project together.
“I’m nervous and excited to share with all of you my first venture into production,” said an excited Mahira while announcing the news. “I would have no one better to be my co-pilot on this trip with me other than Nina Kashif.”
Mahira also gave a sneak peek into their upcoming project, revealing that Baarwan Khiladi is “a coming of age story set against the backdrop of the OG of all games – cricket.”
According to Mahira, the web series featuring Danyal Zafar, Shahveer Jafry and Kinza Hashmi in the lead, is “a story about friendships, relationships, unity, failure, success, love and courage.”
The series has been penned by Shahid Dogar and directed by Adnan Sarwar of Motorcycle Girl fame. Saba Faisal, Sarmad Khoosat, Mira Sethi and Khaqan Shahnawaz are also part of the cast.
Baarwaan Khiladi has reportedly been shot inside the Walled City of Lahore and Shahveer in an Instagram story revealed that shooting lasted one and a half month. While a release date has not yet been announced, the series will stream on Tapmad, a South Asian OTT platform.
Meanwhile, Mahira while announcing her new venture had said: “There is a story behind everything and I live for stories – hearing them and telling them.”