Singer Salman Ahmad is set to release a documentary titled Spiritual Democracy, based on the life of Prime Minister Imran Khan.
In a recent interview to Hum News, Ahmed said that the documentary will cover a span of about 50 years of PM Imran's life. He pointed out that he has known the prime minister for 35 years and has been collecting childhood pictures, archive footage he shot himself and footage shot by his friend Shoaib Mansoor, the director of blockbuster movies Bol and Khuda Kay Liye.
The singer says he even has footage of PM Imran’s very first Test match, which the PM lost.
Ahmed explained how he has divided the documentary into four thematic parts. The first part is named 'Journey of Self Discovery', which focuses on PM Imran’s life before becoming the prime minister and what his mindset was at the time. The second part, 'Nuclear Neighbours', focuses on Pakistan’s relationship with India. The third, 'Age of Crisis and Calamities', covers the issues faced by the prime minister due to the pandemic, how he contracted Covid-19 and handled the country's response to the situation. The last will be 'Pakistan: The Search for Identity', which will focus on the premier's future plans and vision for Pakistan.
The soundtrack of the documentary will feature music by Junoon, Ahmed's band. The documentary also includes the interviews of many influential world leaders, such former Malaysian prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, whom Ahmed personally interviewed.
When asked how viewers will be able to watch the documentary, Ahmed said discussions are still underway regarding distribution. He hopes to market the film in different regions of the world as it is in English and therefore has a very large potential audience. The singer also said he is working on getting the film translated into seven to 10 languages.