Mehwish Hayat has always been vocal about her fight for equality and standing up for social causes. Appearing in several record-breaking Pakistani movies like Actor-in-law and Jawani Phir Nahi Ani, the Tamgha-e-Imtiaz winning actressÂ has become one of the biggest names in the Pakistani entertainment industry.
Mehwish will soon be seen in a BBC show produced by Hollywood Actress, Angelina Jolie. The actress shared a small clip from the interview on her Instagram, in which she makes a strong point about equal wages and working for raising awareness about different problems:
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â€ªExcited that my interview for BBC world will be out soon. Great concept created by Angelina Jolie for the first TV show she is producing. Thank you Jamie Angus @grvlx001 for your vision in highlighting so many important issues that young people face today. #MehwishHayat #Angelinajolie #Myworld â€¬#ComingSoon
She talks about why she has gained to much respect in the industry, saying, â€œThe roles that I have done, they have been the ones that have broken stereotypes,” adding, “I want the male actor and the female actor to get an equal amount of money so they get an equal amount of respect.”
In the clip, Mehwish is also seen saying, “Social media, if used in the right way, can be really helpful, healthy and progressive. It can build people up.â€
The show is called ‘BBC My World‘ which aims to help kids spot fake news over the internet. Talking about this show Angelina said, “As a parent, I am happy to be able to give my support to a program that aims to help children learn more about the lives of other young people around the world, and connect them to each other.”
The weekly half-hour programme will be broadcast via BBC World News on Sundays and will be available in 42 different languages.