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Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says his film with Sridevi was about discovering womanhood

The "Aligarh" director says the film would have revolved around the veteran superstar Sridevi.

Edited by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: March 07, 2018 16:17 IST ]
Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says his film with Sridevi was about
Image Source : TWITTER Filmmaker Hansal Mehta says his film with Sridevi was about discovering womanhood

Leaving behind tons of cherished memories, Sridevi passed away in Dubai on February 24.  Filmmaker Hansal Mehta was planning to approach Sridevi for his project and now, he revealed that the film was about a woman who discovers womanhood in her late 50s. When the filmmaker learnt about Sridevi's death, he had tweeted that he was planning to approach her for a project. 

"It is a beautiful story, I have got the rights for it. It is from a book, a novella... It is a Chinese story. I felt it would be wonderful to do it with Sridevi. I had thought of narrating the idea to her, but she passed away. It was shocking," Mehta told PTI. 

The "Aligarh" director says the film would have revolved around the veteran superstar. 

"It was a departure from the kind of films I was making. It is a tale about love, about how in the late 50s you are discovering womanhood... Motherhood and marriage, without 

either being a wife or a mother," he says. 

"She (the protagonist) experiences all these emotions supposedly... All these years she has been single," he adds. 

Mehta says he is determined to go ahead with the film but is yet to find the actor who would now star in the main role. 

"I will dedicate it to Sridevi," he adds. 

Mehta had met Sridevi during the preview screening of his film "Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar" back in 2000. 

"I had very little interaction with her. I believe she had seen my work. She was a great actor, an inspiration to lot of actors," he recounts. 

Sridevi, 54, died of accidental drowning in the bath tub of a Dubai hotel on February 24.

(With PTI Inputs)

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