Delhi-based Uzma Ahmed is aware that a film being made on her life will have to be dealt with, prudently.
The Indian national, who was forced to marry Pakistani resident Tahir Ali at gunpoint during a visit to the neighbouring country in May, has given the rights of her film to director Shivam Nair.
“We’ve been in touch for the past few months. We’ve not decided how much of the story we must showcase, but, whatever we portray will be from my perspective,” says Ahmed. During a trip to Malaysia, Ahmed met Ali, whom she ‘fell in love’ with, and contacted upon her return to India.
Sushma Swaraj with Uzma Ahmed
As per reports, Ahmed decided to pay a visit to Ali in Pakistan, who, on her arrival, sedated her and married her at gunpoint. “I don’t want the story to lose its impact,” she says, hoping that viewers learn from her mistakes before making hasty choices. “When people travel somewhere, they should have sound knowledge of the place they are heading to. I blindly entered Pakistan, but no one should have to face dire consequences over a lapse in judgment.”
Ahmed says her film will be a tribute to External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj, who facilitated her return to India. “I have met Sushmaji many times after my return. I don’t think I would be alive without her support,” Ahmed says, adding that Swaraj’s character will play a prominent role in the film.
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