Filmmaker Alankrita Shrivastava is ready to direct a movie 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 ebook The Sensational Life and Death of Qandeel Baloch by Pakistani journalist Sanam Maher and printed by Aleph. Also Read: Qandeel Baloch case: Brother freed over ‘honour killing’
Fouzia Azeem, higher identified by her stage identify Qandeel Baloch, was a mannequin, actor, social media celeb and activist. She rose to prominence on account of her movies on social networks discussing her each day routine, her rights as a Pakistani lady, and numerous controversial points. She was strangled to loss of life by her brother Muhammad Waseem.
Alankrita, whose movie credit embrace Lipstick Under My Burkha, Dolly Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitare, and net collection like Made in Heaven and Bombay Begums, stated she was at all times 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 couldn’t stop thinking about her. I started watching Qandeel’s videos repeatedly, and I was fascinated. She was so charming and full of life. A poor girl from a small village worked her way up to being provocatively famous. She was just 26 when she was killed. And ironically, it’s only after her death that she has been reclaimed as a feminist,” the director stated in an announcement. This movie 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 together the memories of the rebellious, funny and vulnerable young girl, whose life was cut short because she shimmered too bright. The film will celebrate her spunk and lust for life by telling her story without judgment, hopefully the way she would have liked to tell it,” Alankrita stated.
Vikas and Sunny stated 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, stated the story of Qandeel deserves to be advised by the suitable filmmaker and he’s comfortable to have collaborated with Alankrita for the upcoming function.
“Qandeel’s story needs to be told by a sensitive filmmaker who is passionate about women’s stories. Alankrita is just the filmmaker for it. And not just because she is an award-winning feminist filmmaker, but because she has so much empathy for her characters. She tells their stories with candour and warmth,” the producer stated. Sharing comparable sentiments, Sunny stated the world must learn about Qandeel.