After Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and Paan Singh Tomar success Tigmanshu Dhulia is planning for a bio-pic.
Begum Sumroo, a kind of 1940s Umrao Jaan retelling, he managed to rope the big names in for a reading. But after Vidya Balan Roy Kapur and Kareena Kapoor Khan went through the script, and post their showing much interest in doing the role, they both backed out, reportedly because they were uncomfortable playing a character that is very sexual and uninhibited.
But there is an upcoming glamorous name who have been in news for her sensuality ,the lady who started with “Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisee” a few years back .The film dint do well but her performance was been appreciated by the critics . Chintrangada Singh seems to be very interested in Dhulia’s bio-pic project and eagerly wants to be “Begum Sumroo”.
According to Dhulia, he has had the script ready for a few years now, but wants to bring in an international studio to produce it. This, of course, will mean that censorship issues will not be too big a bugbear for satellite rights. Which in turn implies that the film can be legitimately steamier than would be possible if the whole venture was produced locally?
And with Dhulia getting more accolades every day for his work, will these lovely ladies change their whimsical minds any time soon? Or Tigmanshu “Inqaar’s” others and says a Big Yes to Chintrangada for that we have to wait & watch.
Yash Raj Trivedi