With Bollywood expanding their genres and attempting different things, one latest trend seems to be quite the favourite for filmmakers and audiences alike. With ‘Bhaag Milka Bhaag’ (2013) experiencing major success at the box office, and talks of other biopics making the headlines, another filmmaker to follow the trend is Karan Razdan with a film based on yesteryear actress Meena Kumari. And he knows exactly who he wants to cast as the lead role.
Although she has yet to be approached, news has it that Razdan thinks that actress Huma Qureshi has just what it takes to represent the tragedy queen. NDTV reported Razdan stating, “Meena Kumari’s life and her journey has been very fascinating. We want someone who could justify her role and I think Huma Quereshi will fit the bill. I want to cast her for the biopic. We have not approached her so far, but my team will be talking to her soon.”
Talking about the progress of the film, the filmmaker went onto say, “I have spent about four years to do the research and write the script. We have just finished the script and we will start shooting from early next year.”
Well sure enough, this project seems to be one that audiences will be waiting in anticipation for. With Qureshi already receiving much acclaim for her recent work, let’s hope this gives her a big boost in her success.