‘Gul Makai’ a biopic based on Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai’s, will have a special screening for 450 dignitaries, including representatives from the United Nations (UN) and the Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-aalgae Spirulina Against Malnutrition (IIMSAM), as well as members of Indian, Pakistan and British High Commissions. According to Mumbai Mirror, the screening will take place in London on January 25. Although this is an unofficial biopic, the screening will also be attended by Malala and her parents, Ziauddin Yousafzai and Toor Pekai, according to reports. Speaking to the publication about getting the UN on board, the film’s director Amjad Khan said, “I had to really push a lot as is usually the case.This is the first time they have organised an event like this says, film director Amjad KhanI even managed to get them to agree to us using the UN and IIMSAM logos in the mm which is a privilege. This is the first time they have organised an event like this.” Khan revealed that the film will see an early release this year. “We are looking at an April date, after the exams.” Reportedly another screening of the film will be hosted mid-February at the UN Headquarters in New York. Gul Makai features Reem Shaikh as Malala with a prominent role by the late Om Puri. The biopic will chronicle Malala’s journey in Swat Valley to being the youngest Noble Peace Prize winner who stood up against terrorism.Published in Daily Times, January 11th 2019.