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Vidya Balan to play Sridevi’s iconic Sadma role?

As a remake of the movie is on the cards, ad film-maker Lloyd Baptista, who plans to remake Sadma, is on the lookout for leading actors who can aptly play the main characters. Apparently, he wants Vidya Balan to play Sridevi’s role.

bollywood Updated: Feb 16, 2016 09:00 IST
Jigar Shah
Sadma

As a remake of the movie is on the cards, ad film-maker Lloyd Baptista, who is making the film, is on the lookout for leading actors who can aptly play the main characters. Apparently, he wants Vidya Balan to play Sridevi’s role. (YouTube)

Sridevi’s award-winning performance in Sadma (1983) is considered one of her best till date. The film, which had Kamal Haasan alongside the actor, featured her as a woman who behaves like a child after suffering from amnesia.

As a remake of the movie is on the cards, ad film-maker Lloyd Baptista, who is making the film, is on the lookout for leading actors who can aptly play the main characters.

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Apparently, he wants Vidya Balan to play Sridevi’s role.

A source says, “Vidya is one of the leading names on his list. They also met recently to discuss the movie.”

Directed by Balu Mahendra, this film that had Sridevi and Kamal Hassan in the leads and is considered by many critics as Sridevi’s finest performance. The film is the story of Nehalata (Sridevi), a young woman who regresses to childhood after suffering a head injury in a car crash. (YouTube)

But, apparently, Vidya, who is believed to be a big fan of Sridevi, is apprehensive about stepping into the senior actor’s shoes. “She isn’t keen to take up the role right now. She feels that no one will be able to match Sridevi’s performance,” says the source, adding, “Also, Vidya’s hands are full currently. She will be working on three films this year. She is also looking to work on original scripts.”

Watch Sridevi in a song from Sadma

We tried contacting Vidya, but she remained unavailable for a comment.

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