Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava is about to direct a film on the late Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch, the makers introduced on Tuesday. Producers Vikas Sharma and Sunny Khanna, together with Alankrita have acquired the rights to the e-book The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch by Pakistani journalist Sanam Maher and revealed by Aleph. Also Read: Qandeel Baloch case: Brother freed over ‘honour killing’
Fouzia Azeem, higher identified by her stage title Qandeel Baloch, was a model, actor, social media movie star and activist. She rose to prominence due to her movies on social networks discussing her day by day routine, her rights as a Pakistani lady, and varied controversial points. She was strangled to loss of life by her brother Muhammad Waseem.
Alankrita, whose film credit embody Lipstick Under My Burkha, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, and net sequence like Made in Heaven and Bombay Begums, mentioned she was all the time fascinated by Qandeel’s life story.
“When Qandeel Baloch was murdered in Pakistan in 2016, I was shaken up. It was a heinous honour killing. I could not cease desirous about her. I began watching Qandeel’s movies repeatedly, and I was fascinated. She was so charming and energetic. A poor lady from a small village labored her method up to being provocatively well-known. She was simply 26 when she was killed. And sarcastically, it is solely after her loss of life that she has been reclaimed as a feminist,” the director mentioned in a press release. This film is an ode to the brave spirit of Qandeel, she added.
“It will chronicle her sensational and astonishing rise to fame. I hope to piece collectively the recollections of the rebellious, humorous and weak younger lady, whose life was minimize quick as a result of she shimmered too shiny. The film will rejoice her spunk and lust for all times by telling her story with out judgment, hopefully the way in which she would have appreciated to inform it,” Alankrita mentioned.
Vikas and Sunny mentioned for them this film is a chance for them to inform a singular story on feminine company and systemic gender violence.
Vikas, who has produced movies like Qarib Qarib Single and Dobaara amongst others, mentioned the story of Qandeel deserves to be advised by the suitable filmmaker and he’s completely satisfied to have collaborated with Alankrita for the upcoming characteristic.
“Qandeel’s story wants to be advised by a delicate filmmaker who is captivated with ladies’s tales. Alankrita is simply the filmmaker for it. And not simply because she is an award-winning feminist filmmaker, however as a result of she has a lot empathy for her characters. She tells their tales with candour and heat,” the producer mentioned. Sharing comparable sentiments, Sunny mentioned the world wants to learn about Qandeel.