Kangana Ranaut to portray Meena Kumari
The biopic of Bollywood's 'Tragedy Queen' Meena Kumari will star Kangana Ranaut in the lead role, according to a report on Mumbai Mirror.
The actress was given a copy of the book and she found it “absolutely riveting,” stated the report. “Kangana is looking at her date diary and is hoping to accommodate the film in August-September.
The research has begun and a formal announcement will be made soon,” the report quoted a source.
Kangana has previously played an '80s star in Milan Luthria's “Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai”, while her character in Mohit Suri's “Woh Lamhe” was inspired by actress Parveen Babi.
However, playing Meena will be a challenge as the film will explore the actress' rise, the men in her life and her struggle to cope with fame, which resulted in an alcohol addiction which led to her death at the age of 39, the report concluded.