Meesha Shafi to star with Hasan Minhaj and Alicia Silverstone in Pakistani-American coming-of-age film

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We will be seeing Meesha Shafi on our screens soon in her next project, a coming-of-age feature called Mustache. She will be joined by comedian Hasan Minhaj and American actor Alicia Silverstone. 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 Atharva 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. “I’m very humbled and honoured to be partnering with the amazing people at MakeSay as well as the talented Christopher Storer to bring my very personal and often eccentric film, Mustache to life,” said Khan. “I can’t think of a better team to partner with to bring this film to life.” The film also stars Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek) who will play Ilyas’ father Hameed, with Shafi playing the mother and Ayana Manji portraying his school friend, Yasmeen. Details of Silverstone and Minhaj’s characters are under wraps. Shafi’s previously has had roles in Bilal Lashari’s To Strike, Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Mira Nair’s thriller The Reluctant Fundamentalist.