Humaima Malik to star in first Bollywood film

Published: November 12, 2012

The period film also features Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi and Suniel Shetty. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

MUMBAI: Actress Humaima Malik, who garnered rave reviews for her performance in Bol, will be seen in a glamorous avatar in Soham Shah’s Sher.

Based on the Gujarat underworld, the period film also features Sanjay Dutt, Vivek Oberoi and Suniel Shetty.

“Humaima is playing a prominent role in the film. She is playing a Bollywood actress. It’s a period film and she has got a glamorous look in the film unlike Bol,” Shah told IANS.

Humaima debuted on the big screen with Shoaib Mansoor’s Bol in 2011.

Shah has finished shooting for the film, except for the two songs.

“We have finished the entire shooting of the film and just two songs are left. They have to be shot with Humaima. This is not an item number, but the audience will see Humaima’s dance number in one of the songs,” said Shah.

“We shot the entire film in July and August in Jaipur. It was a 50-day schedule,” added the director who earlier wielded megaphone for Kaal and Luck.

Reader Comments (35)

  • Nov 12, 2012 - 4:22PM

    Another bird leaves the nest

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  • Khurram
    Nov 12, 2012 - 4:28PM

    I hope she will not follow the footsteps of Veena Malik in any manner and will really win hearts and minds of the public through superb acting rather than any bizarre publicity stunts. Her acting was good enough in BOL movie and we expect better performance from her this time.

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  • Catheral Spires
    Nov 12, 2012 - 6:00PM

    They hire Pakistani actors to boost their film sales in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Indian
    Nov 12, 2012 - 7:02PM

    Another leaves Pakistan. Day by day we are proving Mr.Jinnah and his then associates wrong. The state which he had created 60 years ago is hopeless and jobless , their artists come to the very same country they had left few years ago . This Pak country has been a burden under its own weight. Indian Muslims like Mr.Azad had predicted the right thing.You are welcome in India.

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  • vow
    Nov 12, 2012 - 7:20PM

    another flop in the making…….
    remember “batwara”, “doordesh”, “KAAFILA”, “kajrare”, “kasak” and “nazar”…

    what all these movies have in common…??……….These are all Bolly movies and all had Pakistani actors in them……

    Did any of these make any ripples in Bollywood….No….
    only Ali Zafar has made it to some success otherwise it is all trash for other gals or guys from Pakistan in India as actors…….

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  • Bharat
    Nov 12, 2012 - 7:31PM

    I am looking forward to seeing her in our films.

    I am impressed with the beauty of Pakistani women

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  • Pak
    Nov 12, 2012 - 7:58PM

    @Indian: For your information, Alka & Kumar Sanu are here n paksitan from 2 months,……does it means that they left india and wana stay here for ever ????????

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  • Calypso
    Nov 12, 2012 - 8:19PM

    @Indian:
    You seem mere frustrated by the very fact that in a population of over a billion people you people don’t have much presentable ‘pretty’ faces to show in ur movies. You stale and rottening film industry (just like your music industry) needs a ‘fresh air’ ….yes, fresh n pretty faces. Now plz don’t tell me bipasha/Rani/Laura/ priyanka or any one with a pure indian background in bollywood come under the definition of ‘beauty’ in any way.They are just a compromise. Like it or not, you guys are not left with much choice but to import beauty from across the border to get this stagnant pool moving…

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  • Calypso
    Nov 12, 2012 - 8:20PM

    @Indian:
    @Indian:
    You seem mere frustrated by the very fact that in a population of over a billion people you people don’t have much presentable ‘pretty’ faces to show in ur movies. You stale and rottening film industry (just like your music industry) needs a ‘fresh air’ ….yes, fresh n pretty faces. Now plz don’t tell me bipasha/Rani/Laura/ priyanka or any one with a pure indian background in bollywood come under the definition of ‘beauty’ in any way.They are just a compromise. Like it or not, you guys are not left with much choice but to import beauty from across the border to get this stagnant pool moving…

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  • Historian 1
    Nov 12, 2012 - 8:39PM

    after aishwarya rai india has gone bankrupt to produce any notable actress. Only solution is to import from outside.Recommend

  • B
    Nov 12, 2012 - 9:15PM

    @Calypso:
    @Indian is not frustrated. Pakistani actor ladies make one or two movies and are then dumped.They then, out of frustratiion become ladies of the night, We do not want to spoil the name of the land of the pure with these girls.

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  • Pungi
    Nov 12, 2012 - 9:21PM

    @Indian
    How lame… If any Indian works in Hollywood, Does it means India has become a failed state..?
    Mere Complex & frustration can b observed in your comments..!

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  • Calypso
    Nov 12, 2012 - 9:35PM

    @B:
    Ahan! and what do you think are the reasons and causes behind the frustrated mindsets of those desperately hunting Indian ladies who are largely dumped by pakistani singers/ actors/ umpires/ cricketers/comedians and even politicians?

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  • Calypso
    Nov 12, 2012 - 9:36PM

    @B:
    Ahan! and what do you think are the reasons and causes behind the frustration of those desperately hunting Indian ladies who are largely dumped by pakistani singers/ actors/ umpires/ cricketers/comedians and even politicians?

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  • manoman
    Nov 12, 2012 - 9:44PM

    @Calypso:

    With all due respect, your rant conveys a tacit and reluctant admission that all is not well with Pakistan. The rant is typical of Pakistanis who suffer from an inbuilt inferiority complex with regard to India and Indians. When they see India and Indians scoring in any way, they tend to belittle them and highlight only negative aspects. Yes, India has drawbacks, shortcomings and problems. We do not deny that; we are raised with a healthy mind that tells us to discriminate fact from fiction and question why a thing is bad. We also fiercely criticize our political leaders because we believe this is our birthright which is part of our democratic culture. The text books that are given to children from a young and tender age in Indian kindergarten lay emphasis on truth and facts, not on distortions and lies, as it happens in Pakistan whose children grow up with a confused and hostile mind, carrying tremendous sociological and psychological baggage that inhibits their mental growth to face challenges in a highly competitive field.
    I have said this not to insult anybody; I have respect for Pakistanis as human beings. However, the discussion has taken a different route with Calypso’s uncalled comments on Indian actresses. The commentator has, ostensibly, failed to understand that Bollywood is a free market where the best talents are paid the highest price if they prove to be successful. We have had actors from other countries, who have had a successful run but faded after a series of failures. I recall Manisha Koirala (a Nepalese) or your own Adnan Sami who does not want to return to Pakistan. Veena Malik is yet another specimen of the same species. In fact, many Indians are surprised that this Paki actress, Humaima Malik has now decided to work in a Bollywood after she had, earlier, made disparaging remarks about that industry and its culture. What happened? Deep down in their heart, every Pakistani actor, cricketer or artist wants to have something to do with India because of the opportunities it offers. The same also goes for your businesspeople who are shunned worldwide because of the country’s terrorism problem. Coming back to movies, Pakistan’s film industry is bankrupt not only in terms of finance but also in terms of creativity, ideas, etc. The religious-extremist dominance has, unfortunately, suppressed creativity and only enterains ideas that are compatible with the religious views propagated by the mullahs and their henchmen. But your viewers want more of Bollywood. Some of the most successful movies from Bollywood have, ironically, been those banned by your government. These films sell like hot cakes and can be viewed in privacy in the residences of government officials, politicians, militarymen, businesspeople, actors and even mullahs. I have been told by Paki friends that this is indeed the case.

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  • Sohaib gujjar
    Nov 12, 2012 - 9:52PM

    who cares?Recommend

  • Sher
    Nov 12, 2012 - 10:01PM

    ET, why my comments are not been posted?

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  • MK
    Nov 12, 2012 - 10:17PM

    @Calypso
    Indian film industry is more than 100 years old. Bollywood movies are watched and praised all over the world; It is solely due to efforts and talents of Indian artiest and tenant, and not due to so called ‘contribution’ from other side of border.
    The amount of money they earn, they cannot even think of in ‘land of pure’
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    Calypso, keep your ‘good faces; ‘young talent’ with you. We have not called them and honestly, we do not even need them. Indian film industry was doing well without them and continued to do so, coming of one or two faces, after begging for roles, will not change the equation.
    Lastly, who watches pirated Bollywood CD..? Nobody in India have even heard of ‘Bol’ Is the message is clear to you…?

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  • rahul
    Nov 12, 2012 - 10:45PM

    @Indian You hit the Nail on the Head dude.They are proving how Mr Jinnah was so wrong and that he was day dreaming then about creating a better country than India. Pakistan can only dream to become like India but never can be ..

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  • Nov 12, 2012 - 10:56PM

    Welcome to India and hindi film industry. I hope you reach heights in your career. but please dont be like veena malik.

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  • Realist
    Nov 12, 2012 - 11:14PM

    @Indian, Pakistan is doing much better than what you described in your comment — do your homework and don’t go with whatever the media spews at you. I still thank God for the separation. Humaima Malik is already a star in Pakistan and she was /asked/ to do work in India and she wanted to do so because the cinema in Pakistan is still in the process of reviving. She has no intention of migrating or anything of the sort. Alright? Okay. Can it.

    As for this movie, I’m really excited. Love Humaima!

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  • Realist
    Nov 12, 2012 - 11:18PM

    @Indian, Calm yo tits. She’s not staying in India permanently. It’s just for work.

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  • un believer
    Nov 12, 2012 - 11:39PM

    At all you “MUSLIMS”… according to your islamic ideologies isnt it HARAM to act/sing/dance in movies?? hahaa…get over it….
    only place where muslim finds to do wish of his/her choice in SECULAR nation….i wonder how many real talents in music and acting are wasted in the name of your religion especially that of a Women’s…..
    We indians welcome any talents any where in the world….fist try to build your own ‘LOL’ywood and then speak about bollywood….
    Hope this lady goes back after finishing her job…she should repect her gr8 grandfather mr jinnah…

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  • Khurram
    Nov 13, 2012 - 12:33AM

    The ET would be a great place and could be a great platform given some people from our neighboring country will not be allowed to post as they are masters of transforming every forum into a Political battleground with huge explanations and that destroys the original essence of Every discussion.

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  • Asma
    Nov 13, 2012 - 3:38AM

    @Khurram:
    That’s what I was thinking.. they have invaded our forums like flees.

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  • gp65
    Nov 13, 2012 - 4:10AM

    @Catheral Spires: “They hire Pakistani actors to boost their film sales in Pakistan.”

    Some questions:
    1. Are you saying that the inherent talent of these Pakistani entertainers has no merit?
    2. Are you aware that revenue from Pakistan tends to be 1-2% of a typical Bollywood movie?
    3. Has any Pakistani actor given a solo hit as a lead actor/actress?

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  • indian
    Nov 13, 2012 - 4:38AM

    pakistani should be glad that we r giving their actors an oppurtunity to earn more and do well….these actors/comedians have talent but they cant recogonise it in pakistan………so they come to india………and since bollywood is an international and a huge industry it should not be localised to india only….i mean we must attract actors with talent from across the world……….dats more important…

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  • Dr Dang
    Nov 13, 2012 - 11:20AM

    @TightPatloon:
    very soon—
    Pakistan = East Germany / North Korea
    India = West Germany / South Korea.

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  • JSM
    Nov 13, 2012 - 3:07PM

    Welcome Humaima.

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  • Calypso
    Nov 13, 2012 - 7:40PM

    @manoman:
    I have no idea what kind of message you were trying to convey as you are yourself very confused with your ideas. To address others and to convey your point of view accross you need to be clear in your head, first of all. First, I did not negate the fact that bollywood is a big film industry offering oppertunity to actors accross the globe. The problem lies with you people indeed who can never see a rising star from Pakistan..hatred?. jealousy? extremist mentality?or the typical indian narrow-mindedness. If you go through your fellow’s earlier comments you will very well understand who is suffering from inferiority complex and wh cannot simply digest seeing whom scoring in any way and also that you need to give out a detailed lesson on mental growth and development including all all this crapyou wasted a loot of time on, to your fellow countrymen.
    As long as our film industry is concerned, lets be clear on it, whatever little we do we do GENUINE iwork. From Mola Bukhsh to Bol we are proud to own every small effort by our industry people fr their genuinness. Shoiab mansoor has floated an idea in ‘khuda k liye’ that bollywood copycats didnt feel ashamed to replicate in three different movies (Newyork, Kurbaan n another one i can’t recall right now). More volume or less, You see who’s doing the creative work? Feeling proud on an industry that mainly runs on stolen ideas, stories, plots and music is not something you should be really proud of. I bet you remeber a 100 bollywood movies that have been ‘stolen’ from the famous world cinemas to befool indian people. Grow up please and face the truth!

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  • Calypso
    Nov 13, 2012 - 8:04PM

    @MK:
    Running from reality is not the solution. No one in india heard of Bol but everyone inn india saw Newyork and Kurbaan 100% stolen from ‘khud k liye’. Hope u got the message this time. Bollywood runs on stolen ideas we all know that. Creativity comes in terms of ‘re-covering’ a really famous stolen movie in the ‘indian’ way. The actors, writers, directors all do a great job in doing a fresh ‘tarrka’ to the stolen curry. We all praise them for that

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  • gp65
    Nov 13, 2012 - 9:16PM

    @Calypso: “Running from reality is not the solution. No one in india heard of Bol but everyone inn india saw Newyork and Kurbaan 100% stolen from ‘khud k liye’. Hope u got the message this time.”

    Qurbaan and New York were ike each other but ont at all like Khuda Ke Liye. The 9/11 related theme in KKL was a very minor one – nor is it shown in KKL (as it is in New York) that the person falsely accused initially then becomes a terrorist. The key theme in KKL related to a Muslim father kidnapping his own daughter because she wanted to marry a on-Muslim and marry her of and send her o Afghanistan and the following court scene which discussed various facets of Islam. There was no such theme in either of the 2 movies you mentioned.

    SO neither the underlying message nor the the treatment of the 2 movies you mentioned match KKL. Tomorrow you might say My Name is Khan is also a copy of KKL because there is some reference to a Muslim in the post 9/11 world.

    Have seen many of your messages and here is what I would say:
    1. If Bolywood is to be a truly global industry, it must welcome global talent. Pakistani talent is therefore certainly welcome.
    2. So far Pakistani actors/actresses have not created any great box office waves so the notion that India is dependent on Pakistani talent is not backed by facts and data.
    3. Revenues from Pakistan are usually 1-2% of total revenues of a Bollywood movie – so the notion that these actors are taken for improving revenue in Pakistan is not only false but unnecessarily values the inherent talent of the artistes concerned.

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  • Calypso
    Nov 14, 2012 - 7:18PM

    @gp65:
    I hope you understnad that when i said that the two aforesaid movies were stolen from KKL that did mean the ‘theme’ was stolen. Yes the directors did make minor changes to them but the basic ‘note’ was the same..a terror suspect from asian origin is falsely accused, tortured and victimized only to discover later how he decides to give it back to the society’ …this is why i termed it ‘tarrka’ The kind of tarrka you guys did to Bruce Almighty or Blind Rage. And yes thanks for reminding me the third movie. it was ‘My name is Khan’ without any doubt. Dont u think so there WAS a reason this name came to your mind as the third replica of KKL?
    As far as your analys on my postsis is concerned:
    1. I fully agree with you n this is what i was trying to help your indian fellows digest.
    2. Nowhere did i say that bollywood is dependent on Pakistani actors. It’s just that they have to have this change in their industry for a fresh change/ ward off monotony/ avoid stagnancy whatever you call it.
    3. This definetly have never been my idea. It was your fellow indian’s thinking so the explanation needs to be directed to him, not me.

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  • Mir Ali
    Nov 14, 2012 - 8:52PM

    @Calypso:

    If there is so much “talent” in Pakistan why is it that “LOL”lywood a Laggard ? Why is it slowly dying ? why is it highlighted in a Pakistani newspaper, It appears that this is viewed like a trophy in Pakistan.

    I find this quite unhealthy, while Pakistani artists tend to lambast Bollywood while in Pakistan, they are always hat in hand looking for opportunities being presented in Bollywood.

    I would like to draw your attention to a 10 minute audio tape of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, who had prophesied regarding the past / present / and future of Pakistan. This is available on Youtube. I would highly recommend that video while you are on Youtube.

    I am an Indian Muslim, and feel proud stating the above, for all its faults and shortcomings of political leaders, the fabric of India has not affected religious harmony in India.

    Muslims and Hindus have lived for more than a thousand years, it might surprise you that the first mosque in India is not in Sindh when Mohd Bin Kasim came there, the first mosque in India is the Malik Deenar Mosque, in the state of Kerala which was built in 642 AD. The state has a large muslim population who live in harmony and peace there, Kerala has a literacy rate in excess of 98% (unimaginable in Pakistan). People leaving Pakistan for India is proof enough that the 2 nation theory was flawed.

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  • Calypso
    Nov 15, 2012 - 7:14PM

    @Mir Ali:
    Sorry to say but what an absurd is this? The answer to your lame questions have already been given in my previous posts. we ARE genuine and this is what matters. We are not making replicas of others’ creative work day n night n are feeling proud of it instead of feeling ashamed/guilty about it. The second part of your post is simply rubbish. Where did this political debate come from? Does it relate in any way to our discussion? You indians have this bad habbit of jiggling with politics n trying to fit it somwhere no matter if the news is about a pakistani actor ready to work in a bollywood movie. This is a retarded way of thinking, nothing else. And this was exactly the reason why this entire debate started. I wish you knew how lame and childish your post sound!!

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