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Mallika's role in Ambani drama?

An emotional-tug-of-war, a beautiful woman and crores at stake - that could be the stuff of director Prakash Shaw's next Bollywood potboiler.
PTI | By, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2005 09:39 PM IST

An emotional-tug-of-war, a beautiful woman and crores at stake - that's the stuff of a new Bollywood potboiler.

After the infamous Kanpur suicides and the Gudiya episode, at least one enterprising director is keen to bring India's biggest real-life family drama to the silver screen.

Prakash Shaw, who didn't have too much success with his last film Market starring Manisha Koirala, is in the process of finalising his script and the star cast. "The rift between Anil and Mukesh Ambani has shaken the whole business community. After all their company - Reliance - plays a pivotal role in India's economy. Dhirubhai Ambani is regarded as a pioneer who created an empire out of virtually nothing. Surely such a gripping tale cannot go unnoticed by Bollywood. I have therefore decided to adapt the Ambani saga for the big screen," he says.

Even while refusing to divulge details, Shaw drops tantalising hints about what is to come. According to him: "I have approached Mallika Sherawat to play Tina Ambani. Although she's yet to accept, I think Mallika is really cut-out for the role."

A close associate of Shaw is little more forthcoming. "He (Shaw) has been following the controversy very closely and making copious notes. He is also planning to bring in a love angle. In Shaw's film a woman is likely to be the cause of the whole feud," he says.

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