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Sunny Leone to essay legendary actress Meena Kumari in her biopic!

Vidya Balan is said to have turned down the offer because she is looking for some light-hearted films after the success of Tumhari Sulu.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: December 15, 2017 17:28 IST ]
Sunny Leone to star in Meena Kumari's biopic!
Sunny Leone to star in Meena Kumari's biopic!

Sunny Leone's last film Tera Intezaar was a damp squib but latest buzz suggests that she has bagged a big role. Filmmaker Karan Razdan who is making a biopic on veteran actress Meena Kumari is planning to cast Sunny in the lead role. The director narrated the story to Vidya Balan and Madhuri Dixit but things didn't work out with them. 

If a report in Bombay Times is to be believed, Sunny Leone is the most enthusiastic one to start the project. The report quotes Razdan as saying that though Sunny is the unusual choice but she is the most courageous one. ''I think the only one, who is courageous enough and said to me, ‘When can we start this film?’, has been Sunny Leone. I have narrated it to Madhuri and Vidya but it didn’t work out for one reason or the other. Sunny came along, she said she had heard about this film and wanted me to narrate it. I met her at her house, had a long narration. I don’t know... She is not the ideal choice, I would say. But she was the most enthusiastic about doing the role. I guess, she also saw this as her big chance,'' said the filmmaker.

Vidya Balan is said to have turned down the offer because she is looking for some light-hearted films after the success of Tumhari Sulu. Razdan said that the movie deals with alcoholism and tragedy related to the life of an actress of the 60s and Vidya has done too much serious stuff that's she is looking for a change.

Meena Kumari passed away at the age of 38 after prolonged illness. She was known as the Tragedy Queen of Bollywood and has worked in several cult classics like Mere Apne, Aarti, Baiju Bawra, Parineeta, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Pakeezah.

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