New Delhi, Dec 13: If this turns out to be true, it can be a milestone in the career of Bollywood hot actress Sunnt Leone. Sunny has emerged as the frontrunner to play legendary actor Meena Kumari in a biopic, as Vidya Balan refused to play the role, according to a report by Bombay Times.
The report further states director Karan Razdan as saying that while Sunny is an unexpected choice to play the screen icon, she expressed the most enthusiasm to jump on board the project.
“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 and Vidya 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.” said Razdan.
According to the report, Balan turned down the film because she’s looking for a lighthearted project after finding success with her latest movie, Tumhari Sulu
Razdan said, “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 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.”
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.
Meena Kumari died at the age of just 38 due to her bad health.