As reported by Times of India, 37 year old realtor Vijay Jaju was so stirred by Malala’s awe-inspiring speech at United Nations last year that he decided to make a film titled on her pseudonym, Gul Makai.
“I was totally awed by Malala’s bravery during her first public speech at the United Nations in July 2013. If a 12-year-old girl can fight the Taliban without a weapon, then her inspiring story needs to be told,” Jaju said.
He also added that Malala is “positive” about the film which will be 180 minutes long.
Speaking about the cast, he said that a Bengali actor will be playing the role of Malala followed by Mukesh Rishi, veteran actor Om Puri as General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and Divya Dutta as her mother.The film is slated to be released in April 2015.
Gul Makai will be the first ever film project by Jaju.