Saturday 23 June 2018

Bakhtawar Bhutto plans legal action against Benazir's biopic

05:43 By Lollywood Online 11 comments

Social media has been abuzz ever since actor Mehwish Hayat hinted at a biopic of slain PPP leader, Benazir Bhutto over Instagram.

While news of the Punjab Nahi Jaungi star playing the former prime minister spread like wildfire, Benazir’s elder daughter Bakhtawar Bhutto Zardari called the idea “absolutely unacceptable” and vowed to take legal action against the film-makers.

“Certainly no consent from her [Benazir’s] living heirs/children was sought. Absolutely unacceptable and we will be taking action against it,” tweeted Bakhtawar on Friday evening.

To this, Mehwish responded saying, “To clarify the rumours circulating… There is a project at the very early stages of development about your amazing mother. This cannot and will not be done without the consent or blessings of your family. I am sure that the team involved will be in touch before they progress further.”

The starlet further added, “Meanwhile, as an actress, I am researching as much as I can about a real idol of mine. Irrespective of any film, I would love to meet someday and learn more about her

In an Instagram post earlier, Mehwish had all but confirmed that she’s gearing up to play Benazir in the upcoming film. “I am privileged to have been given the opportunity to research and learn more about Benazir’s life and sitting here, I can only reflect on so much more that could have been, had she not lost her life so tragically.”