In the past, there have been rumours that legendary actress Meena Kumari will be the subject of a biopic by renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra. According to rumours, Kriti Sanon, an actor, was vying for the lead role. Despite the lack of confirmation, internet users were eager to see this biopic. However, the Meena Kumari biopic is now actually happening, as the designer just confirmed.
Manish Malhotra CONFIRMS Meena Kumari biopic
Manish recently stated, “I don’t know how it got out but it is happening,” in an interview with Film Companion. The script is still being worked on. Always, the script is crucial. Her books have been read by me. Based on her books, the movie. Meena Kumari has always fascinated me. However, do you know what motivated him to do so? Well, none other than Rekha, a famous actor from long ago.
Manish remarked, “Rekha once told me that once you reach the age of 40, you will recognise Meena Kumari’s brilliance. That is accurate. I was young and extremely busy with my job, but once I turned 40, I not only realised the brilliance of Meena Kumari, but also of Nargis ji, Dilip Kumar, and Guru Dutt. I began to watch that movie and my understanding of it greatly improved. Meena Kumari, in my opinion, is phenomenal with her expressions, eye and adaa use.
Manish will make his directorial debut with the biopic of Meena Kumari. Although the lead actress has not yet been chosen, Kriti Sanon is rumoured to play the illustrious performer. Throughout her journey, Meena Kumari was referred to as the “queen of tragedy.”