Gul Makai, a biopic based on the life of Malala Yousufzai, is in the works in Bollywood.
The film’s poster has been shared by young actor Reem Shaikh, who will play the Pakistani activist.
Gul Makai will chronicle the journey of Malala in Swat Valley to being the youngest Noble Peace Prize winner who stood up against terrorism.
Reem Shaikh, who previously starred in Amitabh Bachchan’s Wazir, has also been seen in TV dramas like Ye Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai. She is joined by Divya Dutta who plays her mother and the late Om Puri in the film’s cast.
Gul Makai is being produced by Anand Kumar and directed by Amjad Khan. Its release date is not yet known.
Speaking to media in early August, Kumar said, “The biopic is 50 per cent finished and I am super curious to bring it to the silver screen soon. We have already shot the war sequences and other important schedules. Now we will be shooting with our Malala in Kashmir.”
Some parts of the film were shot in Bhuj and Mumbai in 2016. Later, the cast and crew were supposed to shoot in Kashmir, but were unable due to political unrest.