First Look Of Malala Yousafzai’s Biopic Revealed On Her Birthday

| July 12 , 2018 , 17:46 IST

It is a big day for the world’s youngest Nobel Laureate Malala Yousufzai for more reasons than one. As the daring, young, inspiring girl celebrates her 21st birthday today on July 12, makers of her much-awaited biopic ‘Gul Makai’ have released a teaser on Thursday.

Sharing the idea that triggered them as to why and how they decided to make a biopic on Malala, director Amjad Khan said, “When I first read about Malala, what struck me instantly was her courage and determination."

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He further added, "Writer Bhaswati Chakrabarty spent two and a half years on research, ensuring that we got even the minutest detail right."

When asked about the title of the movie, he replied," I named it 'Gul Makai', because that was the pen name Malala used when reporting on the conditions that prevailed in her native place (Swat Valley, Pakistan). My film is a tribute to this young girl, who is out to make difference".

The movie chronicles the journey of Malala from her days in Swat Valley to her becoming the youngest Nobel peace prize winner. The movie aims to capture Malala's spirit, her fight and also the harsh reality and suffering of the people of Pakistan.

As a young girl, at the age of 17, Malala defied the Taliban in Pakitan and demanded that girls should be allowed to receive an education.

Divya Dutta, Reem Shaikh, Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh and Ajaz Khan will also star in the film alongside Sheikh