Parineeti Chopra and Tabu in Uzma Ahmed’s film?

Sakal Times
Thursday, 24 August 2017

Dhiraj Kumar, who is busy shooting for his next film Kaashi with Sharman Joshi, is all set to start his next untitled project which is based on Ujma Ahmed. An Indian national who was made to marry Pakistani national Tahir Ali at gunpoint in Pakistan, Ahmed made headlines earlier this year when  she sought help from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj took it upon herself to bring the ‘Hindustan ki beti’ back home in a legal battle that lasted almost a fortnight. She finally returned to the country on May 25.

Dhiraj Kumar, who is busy shooting for his next film Kaashi with Sharman Joshi, is all set to start his next untitled project which is based on Ujma Ahmed. An Indian national who was made to marry Pakistani national Tahir Ali at gunpoint in Pakistan, Ahmed made headlines earlier this year when  she sought help from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. Swaraj took it upon herself to bring the ‘Hindustan ki beti’ back home in a legal battle that lasted almost a fortnight. She finally returned to the country on May 25.

Dhiraj Kumar says, “Sita films and Insite India have acquired the rights of Ujma Ahmed’s biopic and we are keen on having Tabu and Parineeti Chopra play the role of Sushma Swaraj and Ujma Ahmed. But it is too early to confirm the same. The film is still in the scripting stage.”

The director claims that the story of Ujma Ahmed will focus on her struggle to break free and the government’s role to bring her back to India.

Dhiraj Kumar is expected to start shooting in Malaysia by November end. The film will be shot in 50 days and is likely to hit screens in May 2018.

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