Lollywood’s acclaimed actress Mehwish Hayat has announced the launch of her film production company, Pink Llama Films,
The Meray Qatil Meray Dildar star made the revelations during an interview with a private channel, saying the company will work on Pakistan and international projects.
She said Pink Llama Films will be used to make films and web series to counter Islamophobia and anti-Pakistan stereotypes, saying he wanted to show a positive image of her country.
The London Nai Jaun Ga star said the company’s team will be professional, comprising winners of BAFTA Film Awards and Emmy Awards. She expressed that the company will engage in projects both within Pakistan and internationally.
Through the company, Hayat is hoping that people from underrepresented communities will gain more opportunities to tell their own stories.
Posting on Instagram she said: “As someone who has been a part of the entertainment industry for a number of years, I have seen firsthand the lack of diversity and representation in Western media.
It’s become increasingly clear to me that if we want to see more authentic and nuanced portrayals of people from different cultures and backgrounds, we need to take matters into our own hands.
That’s why I decided to start Pink Llama Films. I believe that it’s important for us, as members of underrepresented communities, to tell our own stories and to shape the narrative about who we are and what we stand for.”