Vidya Balan offered to play Meena Kumari in latter’s biopic?

A couple of months back, news of Vidya Balan playing actress Geeta Bali in Bhagwan Dada’s biopic ‘Ekk Albela’ was doing rounds. After a scintillating performance in ‘Dirty Picture’, that would be the second time for Vidya to get into shoes of a real life character. In a conversation with TOI, when asked who else would she like to play on the big screen, Vidya’s answer came without a second thought. Meena Kumari, she said.

In all likelihood, her dream is probably to come true! If reports are anything to go by, then she has already been approached with a biopic on the legendary beauty. (Also Read: Vidya Balan happy to join CBFC. Read what she has to say!)

“Vidya has been offered the biopic now. The makers feel she can perfectly portray the actress on screen and hence approached her for the biopic.

“The actress has just wrapped ‘Tumhari Sulu’ and she’s been receiving a lot of great scripts. This is one of them. The makers will now give her a proper narration and then, she will decide whether she will do it or not,” a source told DNA.

Earlier, Kangana Ranaut was considered for the same character. Reportedly, it didn’t materialise as Meena Kumari’s step-son thought Kangana wouldn’t be the right choice for the role.

For those uninitiated, Vidya was offered Meena Kumari’s biopic soon after ‘The Dirty Picture‘ released. But as the two films were pole apart, the actress wasn’t up for it right then.

Apart from Meena Kumari, she was also interested to play Madhubala or Nargis. But right now, we are all eager for a confirmation from the makers’ side!