Malala Yousafzai’s biopic, ‘Gul Makai’, will be screened for 450 dignitaries from across the world, including members of the United Nations and IIMSAM (Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition). The screening will take place on January 25, in London. Malala received Nobel Prize for peace in 2014, she is the youngest person to receive such recognition.
In this event, members of the Indian, Pakistani and British High Commissions will be present, along with Malala and her parents, Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai.
The director of the film Amjad Khan shared his struggle to convince the UN to organize such an event. He said, “I had to really push a lot as is usually the case. I even managed to get them to agree to my using the UN and IIMSAM logos in the film which is a privilege. This is the first time they have organized an event like this.”
Even the teaser of the film hasn’t released yet but the film’s next screening will be hosted mid-February at the UN Headquarters in New York. Its release date in India is not final but the makers are thinking about releasing it during summer holidays.
“We are looking at an April date, after the exams,” said Amjad.
The upcoming Indian biographical drama is written by Bhaswati Chakrabarty and produced by Sanjay Singhla and Preeti Vijay Jaju. ‘Gul Makai’ features Reem Shaikh as Malala, Atul Kulkarni and Divya Dutta as her parents, late Om Puri as General Kayani and Mukesh Rishi as Maulana Fazlullah and Pankaj Tripathi as Beitullah Mehsud.