Plans finalised for Malala film tribute

The Times of India on Thursday reported that parts of Amjad Khan’s film on teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai would be shot in Kanpur. According to details, the film maker will be in Kanpur to seek permission for the shoot and to finalise the locations. In a telephonic interview, Amjad Khan said, “My film will be a tribute to this teenage education activist – she has proved that age is no bar when it comes to courage.” “We will be shooting for at least 15 days in Kanpur and our shoot is scheduled to begin between the dates of May 22-24. I will be coming to the city to meet the administration to seek due permissions for the shooting,” he added. Khan said they would guard the identity of the girl playing the role of Malala for the sake of her security. “At the moment we cannot disclose who will be playing Malala’s role but yes, actors like Danny, Naseeruddin Shah, Om Puri, KK Menon and Seema Biswas are playing strong roles in this movie. We will be shooting in Bhuj, Iran and the USA, apart from Kanpur,” Khan said. The film-maker has also decided to donate the first day’s revenue from the film to Malala’s school in Swat.