Greek actress Tatiana Tsapikidou has been shortlisted for the role of costume designer Neeta Lulla in the late actress Divya Bharti’s biopic.
According to Mid-Day, Tsapikidou was chosen mainly for her resemblance to Lulla. A source told the publication, “The casting for the protagonist is still being finalised but an actor to play the character inspired by Neeta has already been roped in.”
The film is being directed by Vikram Sandhu. However, the filmmaker continues to deny that the forthcoming film is based on anybody۪s life in particular. Lulla was the last person she met on that tragic night. Even after the accident, Leela was constantly by her side.
A source told Mid-Day, “The whole idea of the film is to avoid unnecessary controversies. We are not trying to sensationalise the loss of a promising actress but to create a tribute to her legacy. This is something that hasn۪t been done before for her.”
It will be 20 years this April when Bharti fell to her death from her five-storey Versova apartment at the age of 19.