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160478_981406_updates.jpgReem Sheikh will portray the role of Malala Yousafzai in the movie. Photo: Gul Makai

The shooting biopic of Nobel Peace Prize winner and social activist Malala Yousafzai has started and the star cast is as excited as we are.

160478_480813_updates.jpgDivya Dutta (R)will portray the role of Toor Pekai (L) in the Malala biopic. 

Bollywood actress Divya Dutt, who has starred in movies such as Baadlapur and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, will portray the role of Malala?s mother Toor Pekai.

The movie is being directed by directed by Amjad Khan and produced by Anand Kumar. 

Since the shooting began, Divya shared a few pictures of her look along with her co-star Atul Kulkarni.

The movie, titled Gul Makai, stars Reem Shaikh in the title role.

The young actor has featured in popular Indian shows such as Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai and Na Bole Tum Na Maine Kuch Kaha. She also starred in the Amitabh Bachchan-Farhan Akhtar-starrer Wazir.

On September 1, Reem had shared the first poster of the movie with her fans. 

Poster of my first movie- Malala Yousafzai Biopic- Gul Makai.

A post shared by Reem (@reem_sameer8) on Sep 1, 2017 at 10:13am PDT

The next day, the young actress announced on social media that she is travelling to Bhuj for the first schedule of the shooting. 

On September 25, the director Amjad Khan shared another poster of the movie on his Twitter account. 

?GUL MAKAI? refers to the pen name used by Malala while she was blogging about the happenings in her city. The biopic chronicles the life of the young Pakistan activist and the hardships she had to endure. 

The release date of the movie has yet to be announced. 


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