Mahira Khan has revealed that her next production after Baarwan Khiladi will be a biopic and that she will be acting in it herself. Mahira recently set up her production company Soulfry Films with close friend and producer Nina Kashif.

In an interview with a local media outlet, Kashif revealed that Mahira is “acting in our next production”.

To this, Mahira added: “It’s a biopic but that’s all we can tell you right now!” Further details about this upcoming project are not yet known, though The Current reached out to Mahira for more on the project.


Meanwhile, Mahira also revealed that her upcoming production venture Baarwan Khiladi will also feature cameos by Fawad Khan and Shoaib Malik.

“I’m so grateful to the two of them for doing this for us,” said the actor-turned-producer.

Baarwan Khiladi, which features young and upcoming actors including Danyal Zafar, Shahveer Jafry, Kinza Hashmi and Khaqan Shahnawaz, has a cricket-themed story. According to Mahira, the web series is “a coming of age story about friendships, relationships, unity, failure, success, love and courage.” It has been written by Shahid Dogar and directed by Adnan Sarwar, the man behind Motorcycle Girl. Saba Faisal, Mira Sethi and Sarmad Khoosat are also part of the cast.

Talking about the cast selection, Nina said that they “didn’t want to bank on well-known actors for our cast.”

“We wanted to select boys of a certain age because the story is about a young cricket team. We also opted for new actors because they are yet to have any characters associated with them from previous projects,” added the producer.

Much of the series has been shot inside the Walled City of Lahore, though Mahira couldn’t be part of most of the filming because she had tested positive for COVID-19.

Nina and Mahira were hoping to release the series at the end of the sixth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) but their plans were thwarted when the matches were postponed. They now hope to release it before Eid-ul-Fitr.

Baarwan Khiladi will stream on Tapmad, a South Asian streaming service.