Bollywood actress Vidya Balan was in talks to essay the role of 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.
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 fell into Vidya's lap.
Meanwhile, Vidya is looking forward to her upcoming film 'Tumhari Sulu'. Directed by Suresh Tiwari, the story of Tumhari Sulu revolves around a middle-aged housewife Sulochona aka Sulu who is a happy-go-lucky person with an extraordinary calibre. And 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.
- Source: The Indianexpress, IANS