Director Dhiraj Kumar is preparing to tell the story of an Indian national Uzma Ahmed, who was made to web Pakistani national Tahir Ali at gunpoint in Pakistan. Nonetheles, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj willingly volunteered bring ‘Hindustan ki beti’ back home in a legal battle that kept going just about a fortnight. And return she did, on May 25.
Dhiraj has approached Tabu to play the role of Swaraj in the drama, while Parineeti Chopra is the leader for the lead. “Parineeti is definitely one of the names we are considering. You need a solid performer for the part. But it’s too early to discuss the cast.” Taapsee Pannu is another forerunner for the role. Rumors around that Anil Kapoor may play Indian Deputy High Commissioner JP Singh.
Dhiraj says the film is presently in scripting stage. What influenced him to choose to make a film on Ahmed’s life? Kumar said “Uzma’s story broke my heart. I knew I had to meet her.We’ve had a few gatherings since. She described what she persevered through, both sexual and physical abuse. My story will concentrate on her battle to break free and the government’s role”.
The film is probably going to hit screens in May 2018.