Bollywood film maker Madhur Bhandarkar’s Kareena starrer will be based on American superstar Marilyn Monroe’s life. There will be some modifications, of course.
A close friend of Madhur reveals, “Madhur has always been fascinated by Marilyn Monroe’s life. He has wanted to make a film on her since a long time, but things did not fall into place. Now, he is completely ready with the subject of this new film. One can definitely say that film is inspired by Marilyn’s life. It may not be an exact representation of Marilyn’s life but there will be several elements from the late Hollywood star’s life.”
“Madhur didn’t want to go wrong with this film. Marilyn’s life was quite controversial and Madhur didn’t want to take any risk by portraying her in a wrong way.”
Madhur’s friend informs that Madhur is unlikely to go wrong now since he has done a lot of research on the actress. “He read a lot to know as much as he could about Marilyn. More importantly, he also watched many documentaries based on her life. He approached Kareena to play the lead role only when he was sure that he could translate every aspect of his research into a story.”
So how many men come into Kareena’s life in Madhur’s film? “Five men. He is talking to many male actors to star opposite Kareena,” adds the friend.
Marilyn Monroe was the famous American actress, singer and model, who shot to fame when her acting performance in The Asphalt Jungle and All About Eve were well received. She was particularly praised for her comic roles in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Some Like It Hot, The Seven Year Itch and How To Marry A Millionaire.
Monroe had three marriages. She was also known for her romantic involvement with Frank Sinatra and there were also rumours that she was involved with President John F Kennedy and his brother Senator Robert Kennedy at the same time.
The final years of Monroe's life were marked by illness, personal problems, and a reputation for being unreliable and difficult to work with. Her death was officially classified as a "probable suicide".