Adnan Sami last appeared in the Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan (2015) on the song 'Bhar Do Jholi', which was also sung by him.
Singer Adnan Sami to turn actor with Afghan: In Search Of A Home
Mumbai - 29 Nov 2017 17:00 IST
Updated : 21:42 IST
Singer-composer Adnan Sami, who is making his debut as an actor in the upcoming Indian film Afghan: In Search Of A Home, says it is close to his heart not only because of its story, but also for the music he has composed for it.
Adnan Sami told the IANS news agency: "Afghan is a very special film for me. The film is the story of an Afghan refugee and musically it is such an interesting film. The score has given me the opportunity to experiment with various styles — whether it is Afghan folk or different Indian music genres. For me, it is like I am a little kid in a candy shop who is bubbling with excitement to grab everything."
The movie revolves around an Afghan refugee who is forced to leave his land and ends up in a shelter in India. The process of travelling through the country and how his life changes form the crux of the story.
"My character in the film goes on a journey to rise again like a phoenix. As an actor also it was an interesting space for me to explore. We shot the film in various beautiful places like Kabul, Bamyan, Herat, Delhi, Amritsar, Varanasi... so, the canvas of the journey is huge," said the singer.
Though this is the first time Adnan Sami will be appearing as an actor in an Indian film, during his early days in India in the late 1990s, he appeared in several music videos of his own songs and shared screen space with film stars like Amitabh Bachchan in 'Kabhi Nahin' and Govinda in 'Lift Karadey'.
In 2015, Adnan Sami also appeared in the Salman Khan-starrer Bajrangi Bhaijaan on the song 'Bhar Do Jholi', which was also sung by him.
Directed by Radhika Rao and Vinay Sapru, Afghan: In Search Of A Home is slated to be released next year.