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Naam Shabana's Shivam Nair to helm biopic on Uzma Ahmed

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Published Aug 28, 2017, 5:15 pm IST
Updated Aug 28, 2017, 5:15 pm IST
The film had earlier been rumoured to star Parineeti Chopra and Tabu, but the latter rubbished alll speculation.
The cast and other crew will be decided in due course.
 The cast and other crew will be decided in due course.

Mumbai: According to latest reports, the biopic on Uzma Ahmed will be helmed by the director of ‘Naam Shabana,’ Shivam Nair.

Confirming the development, Uzma Ahmed said, “I have no idea what they are talking about. The publication has not even contacted me. I have officially given my consent to the biopic on my story to Shivam Nair, to be written by Ritesh Shah.”

 

Elaborating on the same, Uzma said, “I met them a few days back and I am very delighted that my story has been chosen to deliver a significant message. It will serve as a warning signal to those who may get trapped like me. I made some mistakes and found myself trapped, hopefully the movie will enlighten the future victims and they take necessary precautions without repeating the mistakes that I did. Shivam and Ritesh form a good team and they have proven their credentials in the Bollywood industry. I am confident that the movie will diligently serve the purpose to enlighten and motivate”.

 

Echoing the song for woman empowerment and humanisms on screen with a chorus, the biopic is a story that needs to be told in today’s times feels the director Shivam Nair whom met Uzma a couple of days back and was inspired by the determination and strength her character showed during her turbulent times in Pakistan.

Sharing his experience Shivam says, “Uzma’s journey from Malaysia to Pakistan and then finally to India is an inspirational and courageous journey that delivers a good social message, certainly a story that needs to be told, the movie on Uzma is on starting stage right now. We are glad to have the backing of Jatish Varma behind this important film. We are right now planning the research work on Uzma as authenticity of the subject and supportive character should be precise for such a biopic. Ritesh Shah the screenplay and dialogue writer of Pink has come on board to pen this story on screen. Other details will be revealed later.”

 

The cast and other crew will be decided in due course.

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