Numerous reports have been making the rounds about Meena Kumari’s biopic. Several names like Kangana Ranaut, Vidya Balan, Madhuri Dixit and more came up to essay the titular role. But finally, they all turned down the offer.
As per reports in a tabloid, Sunny Leone might essay the role of Meena Kumari in the biopic. When the director of the project Karan Razdan was questioned about the same, he specified, “I think the only one, who is courageous enough and said to me, ‘When can we start this film?’, has been Sunny Leone. I have narrated it to Madhuri and Vidya but it didn’t work out for one reason or the other. Sunny came along, she said she had heard about this film and wanted me to narrate it. I met her at her house, had a long narration. I don’t know… She is not the ideal choice, I would say. But she was the most enthusiastic about doing the role. I guess, she also saw this as her big chance.”
Karan further revealed about Vidya turning down the offer. He told, “I narrated her something but at the moment she is wanting to do something that’s non-serious. She has had too much of serious stuff. We spoke at length. Maybe tomorrow, I may have that kind of script for her. But at the moment, I wanted her to play the role of an actress of the 1960s. The film dealt with alcoholism and tragedy.”