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12:00 AM, November 09, 2017 / LAST MODIFIED: 10:58 AM, November 09, 2017

Vidya Balan opts out of Meena Kumari biopic

Bollywood star Vidya Balan was in talks to essay the role of legendary Indian actress Meena Kumari in the Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed biopic since a long time, but looks like after the actor's family issued a press statement about them not being happy with Vidya's casting, she chose to opt out of the project, reports Indian Express.

Confirming the news, she told DNA, “No, I'm not doing the Meena Kumari biopic anymore. It didn't quite work out. I love Meena Kumari. If I had a girl crush on somebody, it would be her. If she was alive, I'd probably land up to see her all the time. I am that fascinated by her. I always wanted to play her.” Earlier, reports of Kangana Ranaut starring in the film were making the rounds. But due to Kangana's tight schedule, the film came to Balan.

Telling more about her reasons that made her walk away, Vidya said, “The script has to do justice. It can't just be a sensational account of her life, even if she is not around. It has to present different episodes of her life and not just the ones that will grab eyeballs. So, I decided not to do it.”

On the film front, Vidya is looking forward to her upcoming film “Tumhari Sulu”. Directed by Suresh Tiwari, the story of the film revolves around a middle-aged housewife. For Vidya, “Tumhari Sulu” is a happy film. “People are saying that it is a slice of life film and tells story of a middle class family… Sulu is a very energetic woman who wants to try everything once. After watching the film, people will leave the theatre with a smile,” she said.

“Tumhari Sulu” releases November 17.

 

Source: Indian Express

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