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First motion poster of Gul Makai takes us back to young Malala's fight against jihad

Malala Yousafzai defied the Taliban, got shot for it, recovered and has been carrying out humanitarian work ever since

Nanda Das @nanda1das 4 July 2018, 4:16 PM
Malala is an inspiration for the youth across the world

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The motion poster of Gul Makai, the much-talked-about Bollywood biopic on Pakistani student activist and Nobel Peace Prize-winner Malala Yousafzai, was released today, and it immediately took us back to the time when the Taliban was tearing apart the nations of Pakistan and Afghanistan in the name of jihad and religion.

The movie, directed by filmmaker Amjad Khan, traces Malala’s journey from those turbulent days. A time when women, young girls in these countries were tortured and their voices suppressed.

The 15-second motion poster sees the courageous young girl holding a book in her hand which has been set on fire while a voiceover by Kabir Bedi delivers a hard-hitting message. Take a look:

For the uninitiated, Gul Makai used to be Malala's pseudonym for her blog in BBC Urdu when she was living under Taliban rule. Malala, who was shot in the head in October 2012 for opposing Taliban restrictions on female education, survived the attack and became an advocate for millions of girls who have been denied formal education around the world.

The film's director, in an earlier interview, had said that the film chronicles the fighting spirit and struggle of the braveheart. TV actor Reem Shaikh plays the character of the 20-year-old activist and some of the other cast members are Divya Dutta, Mukesh Rishi, Abhimanyu Singh and Ajaz Khan. The release date of the biopic is yet to be announced. 

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