Mehwish Hayat to play Benazir Bhutto in upcoming biopic
LAHORE – Mehwish Hayat to play Benazir Bhutto in upcoming biopic, media report has revealed.
In a recent interview with BBC Urdu, the Pakistani actress said that if her speaking the truth and highlighting how Pakistanis were portrayed in a negative light by Bollywood and Hollywood movies meant that Indian filmmakers won’t cast her in their films, then she’d rather have that.
“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,” she added.
Mehwish urged people who were making films that were portraying Pakistanis in a negative stereotype to come to the country and witness for themselves what Pakistanis were like.
“Come and see for yourselves what a peaceful country and what a peace-loving nation we are,” she said. “We are famous for our hospitality around the world.”
Responding to a query, Mehwish stated that she would be playing Benazir Bhutto in an upcoming biopic. Mehwish showered praises on the former prime minister and said that she loved Benazir.
“I love Benazir Bhutto,” she said. “She was the first woman prime minister of Pakistan. That’s such a great thing. People need to see and know more about Benazir,” she added.
The *JPNA* 2 movie star said that Benazir’s character that she would essay was currently being scripted by the writers and that she was excited to play the role. She said that the younger generation needed to know more about the slain leader.