Mehwish Hayat has been long reported to essay the role of former Primer Minister the late Benazir Bhutto in her biopic. Not much is known about the project other than the fact that it’s currently in it’s initial phases.
The Punjab Nahi Jaongee star in a recent interview with Desi Blitz shed some light on the project. While still keeping mum about the storyline of the film citing a Nondisclosure agreement (NDA) she has signed, Mehwish shed light on why she chose the project, according to a report.
“I am under a strict NDA about the Benazir project. I am not allowed to say anything further than what already is in the public domain. Putting politics on one side, as an actress I am really drawn to the character,” she said.
Adding on Mehwish talked about how she perceives Benazir as a character. ” To me, she’s a Shakespearean heroine. From her carefree days in Oxford. To her untimely assassination. There are so many shades to her and her personality. It will be an honour to play her,” she said.
A few months earlier, the Chhawala star in an interview with BBC Urdu, expressed her excitement over the prospect. “This is the story of a hero. Benazir Bhutto is a hero to me and I love that woman. Her story is so inspirational to me. It’s important that this generation and the generations ahead see her contributions, her struggles and her progress. She was the first woman [to be] Prime Minister,” she said.