Women's Day Special: Bollywood's upcoming female-centric films
Juhi Chawla/Madhuri DixitGulab GangTouted as actor Madhuri Dixit’s comeback film, the story of Gulab Gang is based on ex Bigg Boss contestant Sampat Pal Devi who is also the founder of the Gulabi Gang. This group, which comprises of Indian women, fights against the social injustices against women in the Bundelkhand region of central India. The film’s first schedule started in December last year. Directed by Soumik Sen and produced by Anubhav Sinha, the film also stars actor Juhi Chawla in the role of a politician. Kangna Ranaut Revolver Rani Interestingly, actor Kangna Ranaut replaced actor Irrfan for the lead role in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s upcoming production Revolver Rani. Though it’s a female centric film, the makers were earlier forced to conceptualise an actor dressing up as a woman, as a number of female actors declined to play the role. The shooting of the film will begin from March end. In this film, directed by Sai Kabir, Kangna essays a rural criminal who carries a revolver throughout the film.
Vidya BalanMS Subbulakshmi’s biopicThough an official announcement is awaited, but reliable sources have confirmed that actor Vidya Balan has been finalised to play music legend MS Subbulakshmi in a biopic made by admaker-cinematographer Rajiv Menon. “Talks are on. As a South Indian, I think it will be the biggest honour if I get to play MS Subbulakshmi,” says Vidya. Latest buzz is that actor Deepika Padukone might play the second lead in the film.