Gul Makai: Director HE Amjad Khan speaks out on Malala's character

Gul Makai director HE Amjad Khan reveals that the toughest thing about making Malala's character was getting the Pashto accent right.
Written By Khushi S Koppad | Updated: January 12, 2020 19:15 IST
Gul Makai: Director HE Amjad Khan speaks out on Malala's character

Director HE Amjad Khan is all set for his upcoming film Gul Makai. The film bases on Malala Yousafzai and inspired from the strong willed 15-year-old who fought for the education of women in the warlike conditions in Pakistan when the Taliban took over the Swat Valley in 2007 and enforced the Sharia law upon the civilians of the valley. The makers dropped its trailer on the internet a couple of days ago and the film is set for release on 31st January, 2020.

The film got premiered last year at a United Nations event in London in front of 450 dignitaries. In an interview, the director stated that even though the film is ready to be release, the Indo-Pak tension stopped him from doing so. The film stars tv actress Reem Shaikh who marks her big-screen debut playing the role of Malala in the film. Speaking about her character in the film, filmmaker Amjad Khan revealed that he conducted a 40 days workshop for the actress to get the characteristics of Malala right. They worked on her clothes, dialect, language and more. 
He spoke about the difficulties and challenges revealing that getting the Pashto accent right was the toughest part of the entire process. Director Amjad Khan also said that Divya Dutta, who plays the role of Malala's mother Toor Pekai, is an amazing actress who delivered real performances without using glycerin. She also sang a song in the Pashto language.