Mehwish Hayat and Azfer Rehman attended an event in Oslo, Norway. She addressed guests at an event related to films there, talking about films she said, ” I was honored to address distinguished guests in Oslo & talk abt film & peace.Also spoke about how films from Hollywood & our neighbors have vilified Pakistan to a point that even I don’t recognize the country that they show. Why is nobody showing the sacrifices we have made war on terror?
She further added that ” Bollywood could have used cinema to promote mutual understanding instead of vilifying us as they do. They need to decide which is more important – nationalistic fervor or peaceful future ”
I was honored to address distinguished guests in Oslo & talk abt film & peace.Also spoke abt how films frm Hollywood & our neighbours hv vilified Pakistan to a point that even I don't recognise the country that they show.Y is nobdy showing the sacrifices we hv made war on terror pic.twitter.com/hA6V1Q5m0q
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) August 11, 2019
Mehwish said our neighbors portrayed us wrong, in that time they could bridge the gap between Us and world by showing right picture, they did propaganda and showed us with gun culture whereas we focused on our audiences, probably its the time we should make movies about Pakistan and for international audiences not for only pakistan. Mehwish said there is much more to talk about, not only nationalism and Extreamism that India always show.
Mehwish raised a valid point where world doesn’t know about what Pakistan really is and we have to show the real picture and instant way could be done is through actors as they our our cultural ambassadors.