Mehwish Hayat to play Benazir Bhutto, says she loved her!
The Tamgha-i-Imtiaz winner Mehwish Hayat is making headlines around the world for all the rights reasons. From winning Pride of Performance Award in Norway to making it to the list of the influential Muslim women who are working for a change, Mehwish has represented Pakistan on various international platforms.
The Gangster Guriya garnered the attention of the world after she talked about the negative portrayal of Pakistanis in Hollywood and Bollywood. She also called out Priyanka Chopra for supporting the Indo-Pak war and has also been vocal about the Kashmir issue.
Recently, Mehwish Hayat has shared her stance on working in Bollywood films. Talking to BBC Urdu, the Chhalawa actress said that she would rather speak the truth and not get cast in Bollywood films.
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Mehwish added that the way she has called out Bollywood and Hollywood for their anti-Pakistan sentiments, it’s very unlikely that Indian filmmakers will cast her in their films and she’d rather have that.
Here’s what she said:
I’d rather speak the truth and not get cast in their films,” she said. “This is not something that I’ve said right now. I’ve been saying this all along. Maybe because of the current crisis, this has amplified so much. This has been my stance since day one.
Mehwish Hayat utilized the platform and urged people to visit Pakistan to see what a peaceful country it is.
Come and see for yourselves what a peaceful country and what a peace-loving nation we are.
Moreover, Mehwish also revealed that she would be playing the role of Benazir Bhutto in an upcoming biopic.
The actress was all praises for the first woman prime minister of Pakistan and said that she loved her. Mehwish said that she’s excited to play this character and our younger generation needs to know more about the slain leader.
I love Benazir Bhutto. She was the first woman prime minister of Pakistan. That’s such a great thing. People need to see and know more about Benazir.
Things are written in books and people do read them. But the film is another medium altogether. Our generation needs to know more about Benazir. The more I read about her, the more I am inspired but I also get sad. We lost a great leader.
Mehwish Hayat also shared that she cannot play spineless characters because many women look up to me.
I have been reading scripts and some female characters written for me were spineless. I cannot play spineless characters because a lot of girls and women look up to me.
Last year, rumors surfaced that Benazir Bhutto’s biopic is in the works. However, our superstar Mehwish Hayat was reportedly the best candidate to play the role of the martyred politician. Let’s see when we will get our hands on more information about her biopic as we cannot wait to know more!
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