Meera is the first Pakistani actress in a decade to star in a Bollywood film after Zeba Bakhtyar starred in Heena, a production of Raj Kapoor films in the early 1990s. Nazar is also the first joint production of Bollywood and Lollywood, the Pakistani film industry based in Lahore, and comes at a time of warming relations between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan."Illegal migration to Western countries is a serious problem. Many of my countrymen go abroad illegally in search of a better life but get nothing in return," Sana said. Sana plays an Afghan girl who helps the illegal immigrants in their journey to western Europe.