“Chak De” director Shimit Amin says working with Mira Nair as an editor on her much anticipated movie ” The Reluctant Fundamentalist” was a dream come true and an honour.
Shimit, who started his career as an editor with the movie “Bhoot” in 2003, has also directed films like “Ab Tak Chhappan” and “Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year”.
“It is an honour to work with Mira. She is a wonderful director and I always wanted to work with her. I was flattered when she offered me to do the movie and felt it was the right moment to take up the project,” Amin said on the sidelines of a film festival.
The movie is based on the novel by the same name by Mohsin Hamid and stars Riz Ahmed, Kate Hudson, Liev Schreiber, Kiefer Sutherland, Om Puri and Shabana Azmi.
Amin says editing the movie was a long and complicated process and took a year to complete.
“The movie is so global and shot in so many places like Lahore, Istanbul, Delhi, America that editing the film was a complex procedure. It took a year to complete the editing,” said Amin.
The film is being screened at the closing of IFFI in its Asian premiere after touring festivals in London, Toronto, Doha and Venice. It will be released world wide on April 26.