1. Kaafir marks Dia Mirza's debut in the digital space
Amid the sprawling boundaries of our motherland, India begins the journey of a young Pakistani girl Kainaaz Akhtar. She ends up on this side of the border through a series of strange circumstances, only to never return. Kaafir, an upcoming ZEE5 original series, traces the journey of Kainaaz after coming to India. Slated to release on 15 June 2019, we bring you seven reasons why Kaafir is worth your time.
Bollywood actress Dia Mirza makes her digital debut with Kaafir. She essays Kainaaz in a story that she calls “all heart.” Kainaaz is an accused militant imprisoned in a Kashmir jail and is raising her five-year-old daughter Seher born in the cell. Will she and her little one ever be able to go back home to Pakistan?
2. Mohit Raina makes his web debut with ZEE5 original series Kaafir
Kaafir also marks the web debut of Uri: The Surgical Strike actor Mohit Raina. He will be seen as a journalist cum lawyer Vedant Rathod in the series. The narrative focuses on his relationship Kainaaz, who makes her justice, his mission. But, will Vedant’s mission be accomplished?
3. Kaafir has been written by Raazi fame Bhavani Iyer
Screenwriter Bhavani Iyer, known for her works in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Black, Guzaarish, Vikramaditya Motwane’s Lootera and Meghna Gulzar’s Raazi, has penned Kaafir. Dia credit’s Bhavani’s writing one of the reasons why she chose to do Kaafir.
“Bhavani has written this story so sensitively, so skilfully, so organically, it is one of the most non-manipulative narratives I have read,” she explained in an exclusive conversation with us. Directed by Sonam Nair, Kaafir is the brainchild of some of the best female talents in the industry and this only adds to its credibility!
4. Kaafir revolves around a Pakistani girl in an Indian jail
Kaafir closely deals with the tension between India and Pakistan. A Pakistani girl, as shown in the trailer, gets raped in the Indian jail and gives birth to a girl Seher Akhtar. In one of the clips, Seher claims, “Main Pakistani nahi hoon, main Hindustani hoon.” Is Kainaaz really a militant? Find out all the answers on 15 June!
5. Kaafir has been extensively shot in Himachal Pradesh
Another captivating factor about Kaafir is that it has been extensively shot in North India. The snow-capped mountains, the lush green surroundings and the deep water bodies all make for a view to behold! Experience the beauty of Himachal Pradesh and other parts in this mesmerising journey.
6. Swanand Kirkire has lent his voice for Kaafir
7. Kaafir has been inspired by true events
As Dia herself explained, Kaafir has been inspired by true events. It is a “deeply human story that rankled her heart” and we bet it’d move you to tears too. The series will take you to places you haven’t been before, emotionally, and provide an opportunity to learn and grow.
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