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Kriti Sanon to recreate Meena Kumari’s charm in Manisha Malhotra’s directorial debut film?

Kriti Sanon was last seen in Adipurush

Kriti Sanon to recreate Meena Kumari’s charm in Manisha Malhotra’s directorial debut film?

Last Updated: 12.34 AM, Jul 15, 2023


Meena Kumari, an iconic figure in Hindi cinema, is revered as one of the most esteemed actors in the industry. With remarkable performances in timeless classics such as Pakeezah, Baiju Bawra and Phool Aur Patthar, she has left an indelible mark on the hearts of cinema enthusiasts.

Recognizing her immense contributions, renowned fashion designer Manish Malhotra is preparing to embark on a new creative endeavour by making his directorial debut, paying homage to Meena Kumari's legacy and further cementing her impact on the Hindi film industry. Kriti Sanon will reportedly portray the iconic role in the film.

As per a report on BollywoodLife, the film will be produced by Bhushan Kumar’s T-Series and is currently in the scripting stage. While an official announcement is yet to be made, Malhotra aims to honour Meena Kumari's illustrious legacy and depict her iconic journey and artistic prowess through the medium of cinema.

Born as Mahjabeen Bano, Meena Kumari graced the silver screen with her presence, starring in 90 films over a remarkable career spanning three decades. Her exceptional talent earned her four awards for Best Actress, recognizing her outstanding performances in films like Baiju Bawra, Parineeta, Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam and Kaajal.

Meena Kumari embarked on her acting journey as a child artist and went on to work on notable films such as Leather Face, Adhuri Kahani, Pooja and Ek Hi Bhool produced by Vijay Bhatt Productions. However, it was her mesmerizing portrayal in Baiju Bawra that truly propelled her to stardom.

Meanwhile, Kriti Sanon was last seen in Om Raut's Adipurush opposite Prabhas and Saif Ali Khan. She will collaborate with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Tabu for The Crew and with Tiger Shroff for Ganpath-1.

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