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Malala Yousafzai’s Bollywood Biopic To Be Screened At The UN

Nobel Peace prize winner Malala Yousafzai’s biopic titled Gul Makai will showcase the Pakistani activist’s path-breaking story. Director Amjad Khan is celebrating his film’s overwhelming story as it will have a special screening in London on January 25. The screening is being organised by the United Nations.

“I am happy and I am very proud that my film Gul Makai is being screened in London,” Khan said in a statement

According to UN Goodwill Ambassador Roy Fernandes, the film will be screened for 450 dignitaries from across the world, including members of the UN and IIMSAM (Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition).

Malala is the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize winner. At 15, she survived a Taliban attack. But instead of getting scared, she was strengthened by the attack

While Malala and her parents Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai will be present alongside members of the Indian, Pakistani and British High Commissions at the UN, another screening of the film will be hosted mid-February at the UN Headquarters in New York.

Poster of Malala Yousafzai Biopic- Gul Makai

Amjad Khan’s most recent challenging work chronicles the exemplary story of this 19-year-old Taliban attack survivor. Backed by Anand Kumar, the film has signed on TV actress Reem Sheikh to play Malala. It also features Om Puri, Divya Dutta (plays the role of Malala’s mother) and Ragini Khanna, reports The Quint.

‘Gul Makai’ was the pseudonym under which Malala had been blogging about her city

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Sheikh was seen playing an important role in the Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar-starer Wazir. Playing Malala wasn’t an easy task for her. Sheikh underwent training to match Malala’s diction, mannerisms and body language to make the role as convincing as possible, reports India Today.

Malala’s never-ending battle has earned her an honorary Canadian citizenship. Currently, she is a citizen of England and promotes education among children, especially girls.

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