Known for hit films like Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Rang De Basanti, Bollywood director Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra is now dramatising the tragic Punjabi folk tale of Mirza – Sahibaan in Mirzya, for which he has roped in Pakistani Sufi singer Saieen Zahoor for a song in the soundtrack.
Saieen Zahoor's vocals create the haunting aural backdrop of the film's first trailer:
The trailer offers only a glimpse of the main cast, namely Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan Kapoor, who plays Mirza, and Saimiyi Kher who plays Sahibaan. Both actors are making their Bollywood debut in the film.
The soundtrack of the film has been composed by the Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy trio and promises to be different as the entire film's script has been written in verse, poetry and song, reports Firstpost.
Saieen Zahoor's music has previously been used in Shoaib Mansoor's Khuda Ke Liye and British comedy-drama West is West.