Seen as an ideal Indian woman on the big screen, Meena Kumari earned the Tragedy Queen title after playing sad roles in films such as Daera (1953) and Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam (1962). Co-incidentally, her personal life was full of pain and sorrow and she died of liver cirrhosis in 1972. She was 39.
“I’ve spent about four years to do the research and write the script. We have just finished the script and will start shooting from early next year,” Razdan said. “Meena Kumari’s life and her journey has been very fascinating. We want someone who could justify her role and I think Huma Qureshi will fit the bill. I want to cast her for the biopic. We have not approached her so far, but my team will be talking to her soon,” he added.