Film and TV actor Ali Kazmi, who appeared in Mehreen Jabbar’s Dobara Phir Se last year, has a lot going on. The actor who is currently playing a pivotal role in ongoing drama serial Moray Saiyaan, is all set to appear in Qandeel Baloch’s biopic called ‘Baaghi’. He’s currently busy shooting for the biopic that features Saba Qamar as Qandeel Baloch (who will soon be making her Bollywood debut with Hindi Medium alongside Irrfan Khan) opposite him. Speaking to Instep Ali Kazmi shared his thoughts about honour killing and the biopic.
“We have no right to be a judge, jury or executioner for anyone,” Kazmi told Instep. “Qandeel Baloch was a troubled individual who made some very questionable choices and videos but she did not deserve to die like the many other women that have been killed under the guise of ‘honor killing’. It is a dishonorable choice of an archaic custom and in no way it is part of our religious beliefs or our culture/traditions. In the cyber world we live in today, it’s quite easy and we are all quick to judge people by their photos or their videos and create a profile in our heads. But the truth is we truly don’t know their story or what they have been through to get where they are at that point in life.”
“I am proud to be a part of Baaghi,” Kazmi shared. “It addresses issues like literacy, women’s rights, honor killing, multiple marriages and abuse. Like our lives have many different aspects that define it, Baaghi will take you up, down and round like a roller coaster. The play isn’t one dimensional. I hope it turns out to be a meaningful piece with the right amount of drama and a message that people will be able to hold onto in their hearts and minds,” he concluded.