As well as remakes, Bollywood is gearing up for a number of biopics and one such film on the table is the biopic of Guru Dutt.
News has it that the film will be directed by ‘Dharm’ (2007) filmmaker Bhavna Talwar, who has also managed to get the rights of some of Dutt’s most famous songs. NDTVreported Talwar stating, “It would look at the man and the filmmaker from one range of vision, mine. There will be lots of music. But only what is required. We won’t overuse Guru Dutt’s vast repertoire of music just because we have access to it.”
According to the news source, some of the songs in the film will include Jaane kya tune kahi, Waqt ne kiya kya haseen situm, Yeh duniya agar mil bhi jaye toh kya hai and Dekhi zamanein ki yaari.
When it comes to biopics, there always seems to be some sort of friction between the filmmakers and the family members of the celebrity being celebrated. A source close to Talwar explained, “We’re very clear on the legal aspect of filming a real life personality. We’ll only be using information on Guru Dutt that is in the public domain.”