What’s Love Got To Do With It? Interview with Jeff Mirza & Asim Chaudhry

WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? is a hilarious rom com now showing in Irish cinemas. Lily James plays Zoe, a thirty-something documentarian who has chosen to focus on her career and not settle for a man for the sake of settling. Shazad Latif is Kaz, a successful doctor who grew up next door to Zoe and her mum, Cath, played by Emma Thompson. Kaz decides to follow in his parent’s footsteps and asks them to help him find a bride through an assisted marriage, a contemporary approach to a traditional arranged Pakistani marriage. His parents are elated, Zoe is shocked, and Kaz believes he is making the right decision. Zoe sets out to make a documentary which takes the characters from England to Pakistan and back as she tries to determine if love is really needed to make a perfect match. The script is written by Jemima Khan, inspired by her marriage to legendary cricketer Imran Khan and her time living in Lahore. The film is directed by multi-BAFTA-winning director Shekhar Kapur in a comedy-drama that proves love can be complicated no matter the language we speak. 

We spoke with Jeff Mirza, and Asim Chaudhry about their roles in What’s Love Got to Do with It? Mirza is an award-winning standup comedian and actor who has appeared in many films over his lengthy career, including Bend it Like Beckham, Blinded by the Light, and The Eternals. He plays Zahid, the father of the film’s lead character, Kaz, and spoke with us about his special connection with one of the film’s actors. Watch the video to find out more. Comedian and actor Asim Chaudhry won hearts as the hapless Chabuddy G in the BAFTA Award-winning People Just Do Nothing, which he co-created. The show’s spin-off podcast, Kurupt FM, won Best Comedy Podcast at the British Podcast Awards in 2020 and 2021. With roles in The Electrical Life of Louis Wan and Wonder Woman: 1984 and, more recently, The Sandman, Chaudhry talks to us about what it means to him to star in a film written by the legendary Jemima Khan. 


WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? is now showing in Irish cinemas