Nad Zainal and Hasnul Rahmat To Cast In Tun Dr Siti Hasmah Biopic

Last update: 08/10/2019

Anugerah Bintang Popular 2014 winner, actress Nad Zainal to star in a biopic based on the true story of Tun Dr Siti Hasmah since young to her schooling days.  

Nad Zainal has starred in TV dramas and feature films such as Kami Histeria and the Juvana series.

To be produced by Tune Production, ‘Hasmah-Bila Deh Bertemu Det’ will also feature actor Hasnul Rahmat, whose latest endeavour was Police Evo 2, as Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

This is not the first biopic for the actor.  In 2013, he was cast in another history film, Tanda Putera as Tun Hussein Onn.

Nad said it was her dream to work in a biopic and could not believe it when she received the offer to play an icon.

“To prepare for this character I have been attending violin classes for over a month and have also watched Tun (Dr Siti Hasmah) interview videos as well as read her biography. I will be meeting her in person soon to get to know her better,” Nad said at the pre-launch ceremony of the film on Monday.

Tune Production managing director, Hafiz Roslan said they would start filming in March 2020 in various locations in Perak, Kedah, Singapore, Kobe (Japan) and New York.

However, he has yet to name a director for the film.