Actor Reem Shaikh, who has carved her niche in the television industry, marked her Bollywood debut in 2020, with the movie, Gul Makai. The actress played the role of Malala Yousafzai in the movie. However, Reem’s debut movie did not receive a much appreciated response. During a candid chat with us, Reem Shaikh opened up about her Bollywood debut. The actress spoke about the failure of her movie Gul Makai.
Reem Shaikh on her failed Bollywood debut
The Tere Ishq Mein Ghayal actress opened up about her failed Bollywood debut and said it was a project she gave a lot of herself too. She mentioned doing the movie passion and said she did it because of the concept. Shaikh said that according to her, the movie did not receive the much wanted response because it wasn’t promoted in the right way. She also said she feels lucky to play Malala Yousafzai on screen.
Reem Shaikh told Bollywood Bubble, “See, Gulmakai is the project which I gave a lot of my self to it. Because, it was something that I did it out of passion. And, obviously, the concept. We still get goosebumps when we think about it. We think about that girl who had to go through all of those crisis. We still get goosebumps you know.“
She added, “But, I just feel that it was not promoted in the right way, for people to watch. Or, for people to know that aisi koi movie aayi bhi thi (Or, for people to know that a movie of this sorts had released), which was based on the life of Malala Yousufzai. But, I am glad that I did it.“
The actress continued, “And, main bhale woh movie chale, nahi chale, that’s a different story altogether (And, although the movie worked or not, that’s a different story altogether). But, I was lucky enough, fortunate enough to play that girl’s life, itself is a victory. And, it itself is an Oscar award for me. So, mere liye, woh sabze jyada maayne rakhta hai (So, for me, that matters to me the most).“
Watch the full conversation below: