Meesha Shafi to star in The Reluctant Fundamentalist

October 6, 2011

L’Oréal Pakistan Spokesperson Meesha Shafi to feature in the Hollywood venture, ‘The Reluctant Fundamentalist’ with Kate Hudson, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri and Shabana Azmi!

Internationally acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair behind Salaam Bombay!, Monsoon Wedding and The Namesake, has begun shooting for her new film based on Mohsin Hamid’s bestselling novel The Reluctant Fundamentalist. A Mirabai Films and Cine Mosaic production, the film is adapted by Bill Wheeler, Mohsin Hamid, and Ami Boghani and produced by Lydia Dean Pilcher. The film started shooting this week on location in Atlanta, New York, Lahore, Delhi and Istanbul.

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a riveting thriller about Changez, a young Pakistani man chasing corporate success on Wall Street in the era of globalization. After September 11th, Changez experiences a seismic shift in his own attitude, unearthing allegiances more fundamental than money, power, and maybe even love.

The international project stars Riz Ahmed (The Road to Guantanamo, Four Lions, Black Gold) in the lead role of Changez alongside actors Kate Hudson (Bride Wars, Nine, Something Borrowed), Liev Schreiber (Salt, X-Men: Origins, The Manchurian Candidate) and Kiefer Sutherland (24). Also starring and making her feature film debut is the multi faceted L’Oréal Pakistan’s Spokesperson, Meesha Shafi appearing alongsisde Bollywood icons Om Puri and Shabana Azmi along with Nelsan Ellis, Martin Donovan and Haluk Bilginer.