Inaamulhaq in conversation with Stacey Yount @ Bolly Spice



“Filmistaan is the voice of a person’s heart from India with a message of love to Pakistan” – Inaamulhaq

On June 6th, theatergoers will finally get to experience the 2012 National Award winning Filmistaan. Directed by Nitin Kakkar, the film stars Sharib Hashmi and Inaamulhaq who play two men from opposite sides of the border who find common ground and create a bond through the magic of Bollywood films.

In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny (Sharib Hashmi), who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star. However, at every audition he is summarily thrown out. Undeterred, he goes with an American crew to remote areas in Rajasthan to work on a documentary. One day an Islamic terrorist group kidnaps him for the American crew-member. Sunny finds himself on enemy border amidst guns and pathani-clad guards, who decide to keep him hostage until they locate their original target.  The house In which he is confined belongs to a Pakistani Aftaab (Inaamulhaq), whose trade stems from pirated Hindi films, which he brings back every time he crosses the border. Soon, the two factions realize that they share a human and cultural bond. The film shows how cinema can be the universal panacea for co-existence.


I got that fabulous chance to chat with Inaamulhaq about Filmistaan and we had a wonderful conversation that went beyond just a film interview. Check it out!

How did you become a part of the film?

Read Full Interview Here