Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Madhuri Dixit and Vidya Balan again. All these actresses have heard and read the script of the Meena Kumari biopic but none have signed it due to one reason or the other.
It now turns out that Sunny Leone will be essaying the role of the yesteryear actress.
Director Karan Razdan spoke to a leading daily and 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 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.”
Karan further spoke about Vidya turning down the offer. He 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 deals with alcoholism and tragedy.
What do you think of this supposed replacement?