Bangladeshi Director Shomi Patwary directs SRK’s music video Phurr in Jab Harry Met Sejal

Jab Harry Met Sejal starring SRK and Anushka Sharma, just released the music video “Phurrr” in which music director Pritam collaborated with international sensation Diplo. The music video was directed by Shomi Patwary, a Bangladeshi settled in America.

Shomi Patwary with the crew of Phurr

Shomi Patwary, also known as Mahfuzur Patwary moved to the USA with his family from Bangladesh in the 1990s. He currently runs a video production company based in New York called Shot By Shomi. Shomi started his journey in the industry without being part of any institutional background and it was only his sheer dedication and passion that brought him this far. He even completed his internship at Star Trek, a studio owned by Pharrell Williams.

SRK was so pleased with working with Shomi that he gave him the jacket which he wore in the video and said “You are such a professional. I liked working with you.” The director of the film Imtiaz Ali also encouraged Shomi and expressed his confidence in him before the shoot.

Naabila Riaj

Naabila Riaj completed her Bachelors in Marketing from the University of Dhaka. She is the big Harry Potter fan and is a foodie in disguise.