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Jemima Khan doesn’t need ‘politics’ in her life

Jemima Khan doesn’t need ‘politics’ in her life

British screenwriter and film producer Jemima Khan. — Photo by author
British screenwriter and film producer Jemima Khan. — Photo by author

LONDON: British screenwriter and film producer Jemima Khan Saturday said she doesn’t need politics in her life, mentioning that she avoids discussing and taking part in political matters to stay away from “political fights”.

Jemima, the ex-wife of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, shared her views in an interview with Geo News in London, United Kingdom.

“I need politics out of my life. No politics,” she said, setting rules before the interview’s recording began to discuss her yet-to-release rom-com What’s Love Got To Do With It.

In the same interview, Jemima speaks emotionally about Pakistan and the 10 years she spent in the country as Khan’s wife.

Jemima told Geo News that she deliberately steers clear of political matters to keep herself out and away from controversies that come attached to politics.

The 49-year-old screenwriter has written the British romantic comedy film directed by Indian filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. 

The film stars English actors Lily James, Shazad Latif, Emma Thompson, Oliver Chris, Asim Chaudhry, and Jeff Mirza, while Indian thespian Shabana Azmi and Pakistani actor Sajal Aly also play lead roles in the movie.

Two weeks ago, Jemima and her brother Ben Goldsmith managed to raise over £150,000 for Pakistan’s flood victims in support of the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund’s (UNICEF) Pakistan Floods Appeal and the Pakistan Environment Trust.

The siblings hosted a charity dinner in central London last night with over 100 high-profile leading Pakistani and Indian personalities in attendance.

The guests who attended the dinner also included the London Mayor Sadiq Khan, writer Fatima Bhutto, British presenters Noreen Khan and Sam Naz, Overseas Investment Adviser for Pakistan Zeeshan Shah, and former UK High Commissioner to Pakistan Adam Thomson.

As a UNICEF ambassador, Jemima said she was helping to raise vital funds to support the children and families affected by the devastating catastrophe.

“The Pakistan Environment Trust, founded by my brother Ben, is working to combat climate change in a country that faces some of the most challenging effects of the global environmental crisis,” she added.

“What these two great causes need more than ever is financial support, so Ben and I are pleased to be able to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the people of Pakistan,” she said.

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