The life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and social activist, Malala Yousafzi is all set to be made into a full-length Bollywood feature film. The film, titled Gul Makai, will feature celebrated actor Pankaj Tripathi and will have actress Reem Shaikh play the role of Malala.
Gul Makai is slated to release on the 31st January 2020. Directed by Amjad Khan and produced by Sanjay Singla, the film is presented by Jayantilal Gada and Tekno Films. Interestingly, the makers have chosen the title of the film that is the pen name used by Malala to write an anonymous journal.
Parts of the film have been shot in Kashmir. Some other actors who have pivotal parts in the film include Divya Dutta, Atul Kulkarni and Kamlesh.
According to a press release issued by the makers, Gul Makai charts “the courageous journey of Ziauddin Yousafzai family, when Swat Valley in Pakistan was seized by Taliban gunmen in 2009 and Sharia law was imposed upon its people.”
Meanwhile, for the unversed, Malala is the daughter of Ziauddin Yousafzai. The young lady spoke against the world’s most dangerous terrorist organization, the Taliban through her blogs on the BBC Urdu website under the pseudonym Gul Makai.
The film will also highlight Malala’s life and the hardships she faced before being shot in the head and neck by the Taliban when she refused to quit her education.