Filmmaker Amjad Khan’s Gul Makai, a biopic on Nobel Laureate and education activist
The diplomats felt that the film portrays Pakistan in a negative light and after the screening, the group met Amjad to convey that they will ban the film in the country. According to a source, present at the event, Gul Makai could face the same opposition that Nandita Das’ recently-released Manto biopic did in Pakistan. “Malala is a global icon and it will be difficult to have the film banned officially. But the government may coerce the distributors into not releasing the film,” the source added.
Amjad is not surprised by the development, pointing out that the Pakistan government hadn’t even acknowledged Malala’s Nobel win. “I have made the film with a lot of honesty but to glorify Lord Krishna, you have to show Kans in a bad light, even though they are a part of one family,” he argued.
When quizzed about reactions from other audience members at the screening, the director said, “The film received a standing ovation, including from the Pakistani delegates. It’s just that they can’t digest the truth.”
Gul Makai is an Indian production that has Reem Shaikh as Malala while
To glorify Lord Krishna, you have to show Kans in a bad light, even though they are a part of one family