The ever-controversial Mathira Mohammad has signed up for film-maker Sunil Bohra’s comedy flick Akki Te Vikki Te Nikki, which will be her first acting venture in Bollywood. The yoga instructor-turned-VJ earlier featured in an item number titled Lakk Ch Current, from the Indian-Punjabi film Young Malang.
Mathira’s debut film will be directed by Vipin Sharma, the critically acclaimed actor, known for his character of a strict father in Taare Zameen Par. The film, based on actors who struggle to get into Bollywood, will be his directorial debut.
According to Absolute India, in which Mathira has been dubbed as the “Sunny Leone of Pakistan”, Bohra was “stunned” by Mathira’s talent. “Yes, Mathira is making her debut in our film. We go on the floors from November 3 and Mathira will be joining us on November 5,” he told the newspaper.
“A friend of mine from Dubai sent me her pictures and I was stunned. I showed the pictures to my director [Sharma], who suggested that we audition her,” he said. “She was super in the audition. We are excited to launch her,” he added.
Mathira, who was last seen in Bas Teri Hi Kami, an item song in feature film Main Hoon Shahid Afridi, is also very excited to have bagged a role in the film. “I am very excited to work with Vipin Sharma. I am doing a lead role in the film,” Mathira told The Express Tribune. “I will be joining them [the crew] in November,” she said.
She added that the shooting will be done in India but refrained from specifying any city.
We are surely waiting for a “pleasant surprise”, Mathira! Bring on the popcorn!
Published in The Express Tribune, November 1st, 2013.