14 June, 2021

Khalid Mohammed

The Filmfare editor on his first directorial venture, Fiza

Khalid Mohammed
When will we get to see the film?
Sometime around June. The shoot's almost complete.

There was some confusion about whether The Times of India was putting money into the film.
The way it is now, TOI is not putting the money. Pradeep Guha's the producer; we've raised independent finance.

You're known for your reviews. What about accepting others' now?
I wouldn't be too bothered. Most people who write reviews today can't hold a pen in their hands. Writing a review needs depth and comment: that's something I don't see.

What's Fiza all about?
It's partly a real-life experience. I had researched the subject for two years. It's about a girl from a middle-class Muslim family, played by Karishma. She is in search of her missing brother, played by Hrithik. She traces him to Rajasthan. He is in the grip of some unlawful elements. Jaya Bachchan plays the role of their mother.

What roles do Manoj Bajpai and Sushmita Sen play in the film?
I can't tell you that. But I will say they are very crucial to the...

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