Meena Kumari biopic postponed?

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Meena Kumari

Kangna Ranaut was rumoured to have been cast as Meena Kumari in a biopic about the late actress�۪s life. However, due to a lack of information and issues with rights, it seems the project has been put on hold.

According to Hindustan Times, director Tigmanshu Dhulia said, ���Kangana and I were ready [to do the film]. But it got stuck due to the budget and rights, etc. We have the rights to the book (a biography on the actor, titled Meena Kumari ��� A Classic Biography), which was written by Vinod Mehta (late journalist). But to make a film on Meenaji, the book isn�۪t enough�۝.

He continued, ���This is also mentioned in the book,�۝ he says, adding, ���He also said that if he had written the book 20 years later, he could have done a better job, as it would have had more information�۝.

Dhulia said the film would have had to be based on the book, ���Whatever information we already have, outside of what is in the biography, is in the public domain. So, to start work [on the biopic], we need to do a lot of research, get more rights and other permissions�۝.

Dhulia will now work so that the late actress�۪s family are also involved and are happy for her story to be put on celluloid.

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