Meesha Shafi teases first look from Mustache, an Imran J Khan film set to premiere at SXSW

Published 12 Jan, 2023 03:41pm

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The film also stars Atharva Verma, Rizwan and Ayana Manji, Alicia Silverstone, Hasan Minhaj, Shaheryar Rana, Chris River and Mojeane Sadr.

<p>Photo: Meesha Shafi /Instagram</p>

Photo: Meesha Shafi /Instagram

Meesha Shafi has many feathers in her cap, including that of an actor. She just shared the first look of her character from upcoming film Mustache and judging from the teaser, the movie has everything we want to see.

Taking to Instagram on Thursday, Shafi shared first look of her character and wrote, “So excited to announce that this beautiful film I did with so many beautiful and hardworking people has been selected in the ‘Narrative Feature Competition’ section at the prestigious SXSW this year!”

She also wrote that she couldn’t have asked for a better team than the one for Mustache as she finds all of them “amazing”. The movie also stars Atharva Verma, Rizwan Manji, Ayana Manji, Alicia Silverstone of Clueless, Hasan Minhaj, Shaheryar Rana, Chris River and Mojeane Sadr.

Rizwan also teased another look with Shafi on Instagram and wrote, “Some really exciting news!!! Mustache will be premiering at SXSW this March! Here are some first look photos. Both Ayana and I are in this movie and it is one of the best scripts I have ever read. I hope you all get to see it. See you in Austin in March.”

Mustache is award-winning shorts director Imran J Khan’s first feature film and is largely autobiographical. According to Deadline, it is about an eccentric 13-year-old boy, Ilyas (played by Verma), who sets off to navigate the social hierarchy of his new California public school with a moustache his parents will not allow him to shave off.

Rizwan plays Ilyas’ father while Shafi his mother and Ayana his schoolfriend Yasmeen.

As an actor, Shafi has previously worked in To Strike, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mira Nair’s thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist.