Director Amjad Khan's film Gul Makai tells the story of education activist Malala Yousafzai. The film is all set to release on the silver screen on January 31, 2020 and will portray the life story of Malala before she got shot by extremists in 2012. Now, the director Amjad Khan has opened up about the experience of making a film with such a controversial topic.
Though the director agrees that by now, Malala Yousafzai is known across the globe to be one of the most prominent faces, the majority is unaware of the life she had before getting shot by extremists. Director Amjad Khan was recently speaking to a news daily where he opened up about the film. He stated that the film portrays Malala's earlier life and spine-chilling incidents that she experienced when she was living in Swat.
The director even expressed how making a film on such a topic was difficult for him given the political nature of the story. He stated that he received multiple death threats from many fundamental groups from Pakistan. The director to this date receives many threat and abusive messages from unknown e-mail IDs.
Though the pressure was immense on the director, he did not think of backing out once. Major portions of the film were shot in Kashmir which made the director sceptical, but no disruptions were faced by the crew members. The director believes that the film is a story of being courageous and determined during the worst situation of life. Amjad Khan also believes that everyone can relate to the story of Malala Yousafzai's story.
“When someone takes away your pens you realize quite how important education is.”— Gul Makai (@gulmakaifilm) January 17, 2020
― Malala Yousafzai#GuddaGuddi out now: https://t.co/RXelHEUex1#GulMakai in cinemas from 31st January 2020@reem4you @divyadutta25 @atul_kulkarni @akhandirector #AzmatHussain @jayantilalgada pic.twitter.com/yWtia2bXDe
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