Plans finalised for Malala Yousafzai film tribute

Published: April 4, 2013
Teenage education activist Malala Yousufzai. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/FILE

Teenage education activist Malala Yousufzai. PHOTO: RASHID AJMERI/FILE

If everything goes according to plan, then parts of Amjad Khan’s film on teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai will be shot in Kanpur, The Times of India reported Thursday.    

The film maker will be in Kanpur to seek permission for the shoot and to finalise the locations.

Though Amjad knows that shooting the film in congested areas like Chamanganj and Beconganj would be a tough task, the film maker is adamant to shoot in these areas,” said Shahbaz Bajwa an actor who plays an Afghani extremist in the film.

In a telephonic interview, Amjad Khan said, “My film will be a tribute to this teenage education activist – she has proved that age is no bar when it comes to courage.”

“We will be shooting for at least 15 days in Kanpur and our shoot is scheduled to begin between the dates of  May 22-24. I will be coming to the city to meet the administration to seek due permissions for the shooting,” he added.

Khan said they would guard the identity of the girl playing the role of Malala for the sake of her security.

“At the moment we cannot disclose who will be playing Malala’s role but yes, actors like Danny, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, KK Menon and Seema Biswas are playing strong roles in this movie. We will be shooting in Bhuj, Iran and the USA, apart from Kanpur,” Khan said.

The film-maker has also decided to donate the first day’s revenue from the film to Malala’s school in Swat.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Aamir - Toronto
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:44PM

    What next ??????

    I believe everyone is trying to make money out of her.


  • joy
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:47PM

    Way to go girl…………..God bless you always.


  • Sarosh
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:48PM

    first time may b, a tribute to a drama via a film, huh…


  • Boink
    Apr 4, 2013 - 4:50PM

    I dont want to live on this planet anymore


  • Sajid Iqbal
    Apr 4, 2013 - 5:41PM

    I guess few oscars too are in the waiting.


  • confused
    Apr 4, 2013 - 6:07PM

    Why can’t they make a quality film on her in Pakstan? She is a true national hero, a voice of courage and determination!


  • cautious
    Apr 4, 2013 - 7:50PM

    You want to pay tribute to Malala Yousafzai? – put some steel in your spine and kick some Taliban rear end — you know the guys who shot her in the head and control a significant portion of Pakistan.


  • Yoghurt lover
    Apr 4, 2013 - 9:46PM

    For god’s sakes, let the girl have a normal childhood. She is not a genius with an IQ of 170, she’s not a child prodigy with a computer company or an athlete who won great laurels at the age of 15.

    She’s a normal child who wants normal childhood.

    You are ruining it all by creating so much hype. You are putting tremendous pressure on a very normal girl-child. You are turning her into everything that you honestly wouldn’t want your own daughter to be.

    And I can assure you that, whoever is this human-waste-for-brains Amjad Khan, has hen’s waste on top of his human-waste-for-brains. I wish these people did not exist in India.


  • Patriot Indian
    Apr 10, 2013 - 10:58PM

    Brave girlRecommend

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