Honour Killings feat.Javed & Zara Sheikh

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BBC NEWS/UK/KILLINGS

Killings given Bollywood flavour

By Emily Buchanan and Bhasker Solanki
BBC News

Bollywood films are renowned for their fantastical
romantic plots mixed with vibrant song and dance
routines.Rarely do they look into controversial issues.
Now, however, a British take on a Bollywood production is
doing just that by tackling the practice of so-called
honour killings in Britain.

Production has already started in locations in and around
the Berkshire town of Slough and brings together a multi-
cultural cast and crew from India, Pakistan and Britain.
Such killings involve the victims - usually young women -
being murdered by relatives who judge them to have
brought dishonour on the family, often because of their
social contact with men.
They have been perpetrated for centuries in the Middle
East and South Asia but, as communities have migrated,
the practice has spread to Europe, including the UK.

The problem is particularly serious across Punjab state,
on both sides of the border between India and Pakistan.
Police estimate up to 12 people are murdered each year in
the name of honour in England, Wales and Northern
Ireland, with a further 500 forced into marriage or
attacked. There is a lack of data as the police record
killings as murder rather than having a special
classification.
It is estimated that over 200 girls are taken out of
Britain each year to be forcibly married. There is no way
of finding out if some of these girls are killed abroad
for refusing to do what the family wants - or if the
family finds out they have already found a partner.
On the set of Honour Killings, Indian director Avtar
Bhogal says he has long wanted to make a film on the
subject and was compelled to do so after discovering the
problem existed in Britain.
"There can never be honour in such killing," he said.
His film spans three generations.
Firstly, there is the story of an affluent Sikh
businessman - played by the veteran of Hindi cinema Prem
Chopra - who is jailed for murdering his daughter after
she fell in love with a Muslim man.
When his grandson then also begins a secret relationship
with a Muslim woman, it leaves her father racked by
indecision, as he weighs up whether he too must kill to
protect his family's honour.
Fizzing routines
The tension builds with the prospect of history repeating
itself as romance again crosses the religious divide.
In spite of the heavy subject matter, no Bollywood-style
film could go without fizzing song and dance routines to
draw in the crowds.
Gulshan Grover, who has performed in hundreds of films
both in Bollywood and Hollywood, plays the jailed
businessman's son.
He feels it is important to highlight social issues in a
way that still attracts the public.
"No one wants a film with a message, whereas if the
viewership is larger and more people are watching
something and a message is slid into it then it's far
more effective," says Mr Grover.
The young lead actor is British born Sandeep Singh. He
had to travel to Mumbai for specialist training in
Bollywood techniques.

"A Bollywood hero always has to have all the elements...
to sing, dance, move around and fight. He has to be very
expressive and show emotions, which makes the role
challenging."
The Muslim woman he wants to marry is played by popular
Pakistani actress Zara Sheikh, while her father is played
by another veteran, the Pakistani actor Jawed Sheikh.
Choreographer Longi Fernandes, riding high after the
success of his work in Slumdog Millionaire, has been
putting the cast through their paces in the grounds of a
large house near Slough.
Meanwhile, the part of an Englishman who is a close
friend of the businessman's family is played by Tom
Alter.
The son of American missionaries, Mr Alter has lived in
India all his life and speaks fluent Hindi and Urdu.
He thinks Britain's multi-cultural society provides the
best context for the plot.
"Usually in our Hindi films we go to some other location
and say it's India. This is a story of England, so it's
the only place where we can shoot it."
The cast are filming the emotional morality tale in
Punjabi and Hindi, as well as English, and it is to be
dubbed into several other languages for the international
audience.
Its Punjabi version is to be called Rabba Maph Kare (God
forgive us).
The film will be released next spring and there are plans
for premieres in Mumbai, Lahore and London.

Posted 16 Oct 2009

looks good..lets see,, Javed Sheikh
Posted 23 Oct 2009

Zara Sheikh
Posted 23 Oct 2009

K.Ahmad86 says
Ohh wow..It sounds so cool.I am waiting for that
Posted 25 Oct 2009

deely says
hope it is good
Posted 25 Oct 2009

Yup the film deals wid a controversial subject and thats
why i think it will leave its mark on an International
Level.
Javed,Zara are in England since 3 weeks shooting non-stop
for the film.Javed Sheikh rejected Anil Kapoor's home
prodcution film just becuz of this film!Seems the film is
great enough!
Lets see....
Posted 25 Oct 2009

deely says
very goood that javed saab turned dwn anil kapoor... all pakistani's need to make their own stands!!
Posted 25 Oct 2009

PumpKin says
I hope I could find the dvd sometime later in here
Posted 25 Oct 2009

paki lion says
deely said:

hope it is good



i dont think this film is interesting for u, coz zara sheikh is a slim girl and she play her age and she doesn't do mujra and the story is not gujjar/badmaash kind story and saima aunty is also not starring in this movie, so are u still interested in this movie?
Posted 26 Oct 2009

deely says
paki lion said:

deely said:

hope it is good



i dont think this film is interesting for u, coz zara sheikh is a slim girl and she play her age and she doesn't do mujra and the story is not gujjar/badmaash kind story and saima aunty is also not starring in this movie, so are u still interested in this movie?


can't wait for Zara Sheikh's mujras in Devdas
Posted 26 Oct 2009

deely said:

paki lion said:

deely said:

hope it
is good



i dont think this film is interesting for u, coz zara
sheikh is a slim girl and she play her age and she
doesn't do mujra and the story is not gujjar/badmaash
kind story and saima aunty is also not starring in this
movie, so are u still interested in this movie?


can't wait for Zara Sheikh's mujras in Devdas


Stop it deely!
Saima ke kartoot chupane keliye dosron par keechar mat
uchalo!
Zara dosent have any kind of tht dance in devdas which u
are talking abut....if u want to than u shuld look for
Meera's mujras!
And yeah i agree wid paki lion lol....
Posted 26 Oct 2009

paki lion says
now i understand why he is a big saima fan, coz he love mujra/vulgar/erotic dances..
Posted 27 Oct 2009

paki lion said:

now i understand why he is a big saima
fan, coz he love mujra/vulgar/erotic dances..



Yup!
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely said:

paki lion said:

deely said:

hope it
is good



i dont think this film is interesting for u, coz zara
sheikh is a slim girl and she play her age and she
doesn't do mujra and the story is not gujjar/badmaash
kind story and saima aunty is also not starring in this
movie, so are u still interested in this movie?


can't wait for Zara Sheikh's mujras in Devdas


Aur waisay bhi Paro ke character mein mujras nahin ate!
So Deely bad for u....u wont be able to see zara the way
u want...and i hope never!
Yup u can see Meera doing mujra type dances!But tht will
be nothing new!
Posted 27 Oct 2009

paki lion says
afridi_hasnat said:

deely said:

paki lion said:

deely said:

hope it
is good



i dont think this film is interesting for u, coz zara
sheikh is a slim girl and she play her age and she
doesn't do mujra and the story is not gujjar/badmaash
kind story and saima aunty is also not starring in this
movie, so are u still interested in this movie?


can't wait for Zara Sheikh's mujras in Devdas


Aur waisay bhi Paro ke character mein mujras nahin ate!
So Deely bad for u....u wont be able to see zara the way
u want...and i hope never!
Yup u can see Meera doing mujra type dances!But tht will
be nothing new!


thats why he didn't like Khuda Ke Liye coz it has no mujra in it...
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely says
Zara Sheikh joined the industry when trends were changing in movie making... Mujra and dance was being exposed a lot to attract audiences. You just have to look at 80's and 90's films. Madiha Shah, saima, Resham, Nirma, Sana, Reema, Anjuman have all done vulgar dances. it is just a theme of the movie's songs.
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely said:

Zara Sheikh joined the industry when
trends were changing in movie making... Mujra and dance
was being exposed a lot to attract audiences. You just
have to look at 80's and 90's films. Madiha Shah, saima,
Resham, Nirma, Sana, Reema, Anjuman have all done vulgar
dances. it is just a theme of the movie's songs.



Bhai mere it depends entirely on the person...mujra and
vulgur songs have always exsisted on In Lollywood but a
person who cannot afford to do it will not do it for the
sake of getting films!
It all depends on the family background and ur brought
up!
Unfortunately the actresses names u mentioned have
themseleves spoiled their worth and respect by doing all
this stuff!
Zara Sheikh is away frm all kind of this cheapness!
Even Sabiha is one actress whom i have never seen doing
such eroctic songs and wearing sleazy clothes,she is
quite decent aswell but far tooo pendu...!
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely says
pendu kya hota hai? u mean too cultural
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely says
afridi_hasnat said:

deely said:

Zara Sheikh joined the industry when
trends were changing in movie making... Mujra and dance
was being exposed a lot to attract audiences. You just
have to look at 80's and 90's films. Madiha Shah, saima,
Resham, Nirma, Sana, Reema, Anjuman have all done vulgar
dances. it is just a theme of the movie's songs.



Bhai mere it depends entirely on the person...mujra and
vulgur songs have always exsisted on In Lollywood but a
person who cannot afford to do it will not do it for the
sake of getting films!
It all depends on the family background and ur brought
up!
Unfortunately the actresses names u mentioned have
themseleves spoiled their worth and respect by doing all
this stuff!
Zara Sheikh is away frm all kind of this cheapness!
Even Sabiha is one actress whom i have never seen doing
such eroctic songs and wearing sleazy clothes,she is
quite decent aswell but far tooo pendu...!


You say it depends on tyhe family but if it does then why keep on saying stuff about actresses that are playing certain roles in films. Surely then they are doing wht they are best known or know to do. Plus, personally i think it is the director who decides the cast and themes of the film. Actors/Actresses are just puppets.
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely said:

pendu kya hota hai? u mean too
cultural



Well being pendu and cultural is totaly different thing!
I dont know why but whenever i lissen Sahiba speaking it is
so irritating..although she is a sweet natured women but
still..and her dressing n all is so pendu!No Style sense at
all!
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely said:

afridi_hasnat said:

deely said:

Zara
Sheikh joined the industry when
trends were changing in movie making... Mujra and dance
was being exposed a lot to attract audiences. You just
have to look at 80's and 90's films. Madiha Shah, saima,
Resham, Nirma, Sana, Reema, Anjuman have all done vulgar
dances. it is just a theme of the movie's songs.



Bhai mere it depends entirely on the person...mujra and
vulgur songs have always exsisted on In Lollywood but a
person who cannot afford to do it will not do it for the
sake of getting films!
It all depends on the family background and ur brought
up!
Unfortunately the actresses names u mentioned have
themseleves spoiled their worth and respect by doing all
this stuff!
Zara Sheikh is away frm all kind of this cheapness!
Even Sabiha is one actress whom i have never seen doing
such eroctic songs and wearing sleazy clothes,she is
quite decent aswell but far tooo pendu...!


You say it depends on tyhe family but if it does then why
keep on saying stuff about actresses that are playing
certain roles in films. Surely then they are doing wht
they are best known or know to do. Plus, personally i
think it is the director who decides the cast and themes
of the film. Actors/Actresses are just puppets.


Firstly i dont understand what r u saying here!
Yaar dekho the actors and actresses are not dumb abut the
film in which they will be playing the character!
Before the shooting they are given the script and told
abut the film!If the film is not upto their moral values
than they should refuse it!
Zara has done it,why cant any other actress do?
Saima would be relli considered the Legend of Film
Industry if she would have avoided doing all those gujjar
badmash films featuring such cheap dances of her!Becuz of
this her acting skills are also neglected!
Posted 27 Oct 2009

deely says
Well basic matter is that she is top heroine of Lollywood industry at the moment and has given good performances like other actresses. unho ne rozi qamaani hai humey kiya
Posted 28 Oct 2009

Zara Sheikh and Javed Sheikh have returned from England
from the shooting of Honour Killings.
The film was shot non-stop for 5 weeks in London.Now per
sources the film's shooting is completed.
Posted 05 Nov 2009

Some exclusive pictures from the film:











Zara Sheikh is looking really cool and cute
Posted 14 Nov 2009

Also its reported in todays Khabrain Newspaper that Zara
Sheikh's interview was on-aired on BBC yesterday with
director Avtar Bhogal.Did anyone saw it?
Posted 14 Nov 2009

paki lion says
who is that guy next to zara sheikh?
Posted 14 Nov 2009

paki lion said:

who is that guy next to zara sheikh?



Sandeep Singh,he is a British born Indian and this is his
first film.He is the hero opposite Zara.
Posted 14 Nov 2009

deely says
the guy should have been played by adnan khan
Posted 14 Nov 2009

chitra says
Best wishes...looking forward.
Posted 17 Nov 2009






Posted 18 Feb 2010

Post-production work of the film underway nowadays in
Mumbai.
Zara Sheikh would be going to Mumbai this month for the
dubbing of the film and also to participate in the website
launching of the film.
Posted 18 Feb 2010

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