Gul Makai director, Amjad Khan admits that he did not take permission from Malala Yousafzai or her family for the film. However, he has chosen to donate the first day worldwide theatrical collection of the film to Malala Fund.
In a recent interview, the director said, “No, I haven’t. But I think she and her family know that an Indian film director is making a film about her. But yes, I wish to show her the film once it is releasing.”
He did a detailed research for two years along with a Pakistani author before finalising the script as he was extra careful about everything.
“I have shown things exactly the way they happened, and yet it is not a documentary but a good watch. I had to find the balance as I had to be factually correct and at the same time entertain,” he added.
Gul Makai stars Reem Shaikh as Malala along with Divya Dutta, Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh and Ajaz Khan and late Om Puri.
The film will be released later this year.