KEIGHLEY music promoter Saby Khan and his son have travelled to Pakistan and Abu Dhabi to take part in a Bollywood film.
Saby, real name Sabir Hussain, claims to be the first Keighley man to perform in a film made by the massive film industry on the Indian subcontinent.
He says he is playing the villain in upcoming blockbuster The Jackpot while his son Samad Hussain, a Craven College student, plays an assistant.
Saby, who organises high-profile hip-hop dance events in the UK and abroad, and Samad flew out in October. Saby said the movie was a co-production of Bollywood, the Indian film industry, and Lollywood which centres around the Lahore area of Pakistan.
Saby said he was given the role by Oriental Films, the longest-running movie production house in Pakistan.
He said: “I was shocked when the movie’s directors Shoib Khan and Khurram Sheraz Riaz approached me via Facebook and asked if I would be happy to make a guest appearance Cameo is a villain.
“The film has already been shooting on the famous James Bond Island in Thailand several months ago, and we are in phase of the production which is set in United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.
“The Jackpot will have some of the biggest names in Lollywood and Bollywood including Javed Sheikh, Sanam Choudry, Noor Hassan, Sana Fakhir, Innayat Khan.
“There is also Reyhna Malhotra who is an award-winning Star Plus TV actress from the series Ishqbaaz.”
Saby said Oriental Films was set up 45 years ago by Muhammed Riaz Akhtar and has since made blockbusters such as Sultana Daku and Jani Dushman.
The studio was later taken over by Khurran Sheraz Riaz, who has been responsible for more than2,000 films and dramas distributed across the world including the UK, USA and Europe.
Visit orientalfilms.pk for further information on The Jackpot.
Saby, a former student of Keighley College and High School, started out in event promotion as a teenager with daytime dance events across Bradford district.
Through his Goodfellaz brand he expanded to the UK university circuit as well as organising after-show parties for stars such as the Black Eyed Peas. In recent years he has organised similar events in Dubai.
A staunch campaigner for racial harmony, Saby has also encouraged rappers and singers to take part in his international performances.