In partnership with AAM in 2013, Reema starred in the Pakistani television series Reema Khan’s America, a series which follows the 43-year-old actor as she set out to discover her new country through the eyes of a Pakistani, testing stereotypes about life in the US and exploring what it means to be an American.
At the awards ceremony organised by AAM on Thursday, Reema appealed to the Indian government to allow the release of Pakistani films in the country, saying it would pave the way for cultural exchange and help develop both film industries.
“For the last couple of years, Indian films are being released in Pakistani theatres, which is wonderful. Now I am expecting the government of India to allow the release of Pakistani films in Indian theatres,” Reema told Press Trust of India.
“Through films, audiences of the two countries can be brought together. They can carry a very strong message. They can understand the traditions, values and cultural system which has developed in Pakistan.”