New Delhi, July 9 (Hindustan Times): In recent times, biopics have become the talk of B-town. The latest was Sanju, based on the life of controversial actor Sanjay Dutt. And before that, films such as M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story, Mary Kom and Dangal, which were also based on the lives of real life heroes, managed to fare well at the box office.
A biopic is now being made on one of Bollywood’s most iconic stars ever: Madhubala with probably Kareena Kapoor Khan in the lead.
Madhur Brij Bhusha, the sister of the late 60s star confirmed the news. She said that an official statement on the cast and film title will be released at a later time. However, the biopic will be produced by people she already knows.
Madhur said, “I am going to create a biopic based on my sister, which will be produced by my very dear friends very soon. It’s my humble request to all the well-wishers of Madhubala and whosoever is connected with Bollywood or elsewhere to please not attempt a biopic or anything else based on my sister’s life without my permission. The details will be known to her fans and to all concerned when the right time comes. So, please try to avoid any kind of unpleasant situation.”
It was also reported that Madhur had been planning to make a biopic on Madhubala ever since the latter’s wax statue was unveiled at Delhi’s Madame Tussauds museum last year.
There are also chances that Bollywood beauty Kareena Kapoor Khan will be roped in to play the iconic actor.
A source close to Madhur revealed, “A number of people from Bollywood have repeatedly approached Madhur over the past few years to acquire the rights to make a film on Madhubala’s life. But she has always been clear that full justice should be done to her sister’s life and that’s why a film should be made in a beautiful manner.
She thinks this is the right time to go ahead with it.”
The insider added that the cast and director for the biopic haven’t been decided yet. However, all the details will be made public at the end of the year.
“Madhur won’t be directing the film. Only top names are going to be involved with it,” the insider said.
Famously known as The Venus of Indian Cinema and Tragic Beauty, Madhubala has worked in numerous films such as Mughal-e-Azam, Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi and Mahal, amongst many others. The actor passed away in 1969 after a prolonged illness.
(The photo credit for Madhubala’ picture at the top: Better India)