Shooting of 1st Bollywood movie on Malala Yousafzai begins in Kashmir

Updated:4 months ago IST

Ganderbal (J&K), Jan 19 (ANI): The first-ever movie on Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai is being shot in Kashmir’s Kangan area of Ganderbal district, 55 kilometres away from Srinagar. The biopic on the Nobel Laureate is named ‘Gul Makai’. The film is being directed by director Amjad Khan and stars Reem Sheikh, Divya Dutta, Ajaz khan and late Om Puri as its main leads. Director Amjad Khan said, “The film chronicles the journey of Malala from her days in Swat Valley to her becoming the youngest Noble peace prize winner. Major part of the film has already been shot in Bhuj and Mumbai. We are here in Kashmir to shoot the last leg of the movie.” He also said that the film aims to capture Malala’s spirit, her fight, and also the reality and suffering of the people of Pakistan. Malala Yousuf zai, who raised her voice for girl education, was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, the largest city in the Swat Valley of Pakistan. She became an advocate for girls’ education when she was a child. On October 9, 2012 unknown gunmen shot Malala when she was travelling home from school. She survived and has continued to speak out on the importance of education.

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