Mehwish Hayat to Play Lead in Benazir Bhutto Biopic

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Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat will be seen portraying a lead role in Benazir Bhutto biopic.

In a recent Instagram post, Mehwish Hayat confirmed her appearance in Benazir Bhutto biopic.

She wrote, “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.”


Mehwish Hayat also commented  about her role in the film, “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.”

Mehwish Hayat expressed her excitement for the project and feels honored to play the character of late Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader.

She further said,

“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. 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.”

Mehwish Hayat ended the post where she hinted, she will be playing lead in late Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto biopic.

“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,” the starlet further wrote. She was a truly remarkable woman and I look forward to giving life to her story soon.”

Earlier this week, Pakistani romantic-comedy Punjab Nahi Jaungi starring Hayat picked up the ‘Special Jury Award’ at the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Film Festival in Qingdao, China.

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