Mehwish Hayat, moon, Instagram

Mehwish Hayat named as patron of UK Muslim Film

Pakistani actress Mehwish Hayat rose to global attention after playing the character of Aisha in the hugely successful Ms Marvel series that hit Pakistani cinemas earlier this year.

This time around, Mehwish Hayat has achieved another milestone as Never Have I Ever director Lena Khan and she have been made first patrons of UK Muslim Film (UKMF), an organization that challenges stereotypes of Muslims on screen and advocates for better representation across the industry.

UKMF announced the development on Instagram, stating: “A HEROIC patron has joined UKMF – it’s @mehwishhayatofficial!”

Mehwish’s decision to support UKMF is a reflection of her personal interest in and her commitment to ensuring Muslims are authentically portrayed on-screen, the statement read.

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