Sunny Leone to Play a Role of Tragedy Queen Meena Kumari in Biopic
Sunny Leone has grabbed one more movie in her pocket, as Vidya Balan turned down the role, whose name was attached to it for a long time. As you must have noticed in Bollywood, there is a trend of making a movie on biopic is at its peak, the movie we are talking about is also a biopic of tragedy Queen Meena Kumari.
Now, it’s been grabbed by the Actress who also topped in the list of Google’s most searched Entertainer of the year. She has been on the top in Internet Giant’s list from last five years. She has emerged as a frontrunner, for playing a role of Legendary Actress Meena Kumari. READ | Ashwin Asks Trisha to Pick one Between Tyrion Lannister or Jon Snow
Director Karan Razdan Says, she is the only one courageous enough
Filmmaker Karan Razdan quoted as saying to Indian Express, I narrated her something but at the moment she is wanting to do something that’s non-serious. She has had too much of serious stuff. We spoke at length. Maybe tomorrow, I may have that kind of a script for her. But at the moment, I wanted her to play the role of an actress of the 1960s. The film dealt with alcoholism and tragedy.
When asked about going with an unconventional choice in Sunny Leone, he said,
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 Dixit and Vidya Balan, 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.
Sunny Leone worked In her last film, which is still on the celluloid Tera Intezar, opposite to Arbaaz Khan, which did not perform well at the Box Office.
Meena Kumari was known as the Tragedy Queen of Bollywood and starred in several cult films such as Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, Pakeezah, Mere Apne, Aarti, Baiju Bawra, Parineeta and Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai. She died at the age of 38 after battling alcoholism and a deteriorating health.