Friday, June 15, 2007
There is another director's son who is all set to forward the legacy of his father. There are reports that director Aziz Mirza's son Haroun Mirza is expected to wield the megaphone soon. Sources says that the one time actor- assistant director Haroun has been working on the script for a long time and Aamir Khan, who has seen the script, has been very impressed with it and has promised to do the film after he completes filming his highly ambitious Ghajini.
Haroun has assisted his father in the past as well as Amol Palekar during the making of Paheli. He has also acted in Mirza's serial Naya Nukkad, and played the lead in Yash Raj Films' small time Yash Raj production Humko Ishq Ne Maara, some ten odd years ago.
What is notable is the fact that Haroun has chosen to debut with Aamir instead of Shah Rukh Khan whom his father had directed in one of his earliest films Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman and later Yes Boss. He was also the producing partner of Shah Rukh as well as Juhi Chawla for films like Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani and Chalte Chalte.
Incidentally, Haroun also features on the board of directors of Shah Rukh Khan's production house - Red Chillies Entertainment, which has films like Main Hoon Na, Kaal, Paheli and Om Shanti Om to its credit as well as ad films. Seems Aamir fitting into his script matters more to the upcoming director than all the connections with the King Khan.