Malala’s biopic director receiving death threats.
Malala’s biopic director receiving death threats. HE Amjad Khan’s upcoming directorial Gul Makai is based on the story of Pakistani activist and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai. The trailer was released on January 9, 2019, with the film to set to release on January 31.
Khan also spoke of the UN-organised screening of Gul Makai held in London about a year ago. “It was overwhelming to see the biggies giving it a standing ovation. They liked it so much that even during the interval, no one left his or her seat. Each and every woman was crying. Even though Malala’s father was watching the film for the second time, he couldn’t console himself. He said, ‘You made our nightmares come alive again’.”
Khan also told a source that Yousafzai tightened her jaws and fists while continuously tapping one of her feet during the screening.
“At present, people need inspirations, especially women. This film is all about being courageous and determined during the worst situations. Fear is like an elastic band. You keep stretching and it keeps expanding. And this film is not only about a girl who has won the title from the UN as the most inspirational figure of the decade but also a story of a father, a mother, a teacher, a soldier. Every person can relate to it,” said Khan.
“I never thought of backing out. I was worried about my artists security on set during the shooting in Kashmir. On the first day, I thought of terrorist alignments with the locals but I was wrong. Kashmiri people are more patriotic than us. I still receive threat mails from unknown IDs,” Khan shared.