Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat has confirmed that she is playing Benazir Bhutto in her new movie.
Mehwish made this announcement on Instagram on the eve of Benazir Bhutto’s 65th birthday.
Mehwish Hayat to Play Benazir Bhutto
Mehwish who shared a picture of her with Benazir Bhutto’s book in her lap quoted the late politician, “we have broken glass ceilings, we have broken the stereotypes, and we have been and continue to be prepared to go the extra mile, to be judged by unrealistic standards, to be held more accountable.”
In her Instagram post, she acknowledged Benazir’s strive for women empowerment and equality.
“We have broken glass ceilings, we have broken the stereotypes, and we have been and continue to be prepared to go the extra mile, to be judged by unrealistic standards, to be held more accountable.” Today would have been Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto’s 65th birthday. It is an ideal time to reflect on her undoubted achievements. I have never really been a political person but leaving that aside there is no denying the great strides she made for women’s empowerment and equality in our country – everything we are still fighting for even today. There was a time when she made women believe that almost anything was possible – she gave us hope and inspired us to reach for the stars. I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to research and learn more about her life and sitting here I can only reflect on so much more that could have been had she not lost her life so tragically. The sign of a true leader is the legacy they leave behind and the reverence with which the people remember her irrespective of party allegiances. She was a truly remarkable woman and I look forward to giving life to her story soon. ☑ #MH #MehwishHayat #lostinreality
A Perfect Time to Reveal About Biopic
The world remembers Benazir Bhutto as a courageous and brave politician who stood firm in the face of difficult circumstances. On her 65th birthday, people also remembered her as the first PM who gave birth to a baby while in office, as New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern gave birth to a baby girl on the same day. Therefore, it was the perfect time for Mehwish Hayat to reveal about the biopic as the world was talking about Benazir Bhutto.
Mehwish Hayat As Benazir
There is no doubt that Mehwish Hayat is a talented actress. She played a lead-role in Punjab Nahin Jauon Ge, first ever Pakistani film that made Rs. 500 million on box office. The actress has already made a name due to her dynamic acting skills.
But, playing an icon like Benazir Bhutto is going to be a massive responsibility for the actress. The world famous politician has many credits to her name, and a movie on her life must have a lot of elements of interest for people across the globe.
@somethinghauteofficial made me smile this morning. Benazir is a true hero of mine, a real powerful woman and a inspiration for many millions around the world. Would be a privilege and honour to play her on screen and bring her wonderful journey, her inspirational story to the world ! ? #MehwishHayat #BenazirBhutto #biopic #womanofstrength #Superwoman #myhero ?