Three actresses on Bhandarkar's wishlist for his next 'Madamji'
Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan... who will play the actress-turned-politician in Madhur Bhandarkar's next film?
For his next film centred around the life of an actress-turned-politician, Madhur Bhandarkar is looking at casting a leading name from the industry. In fact, he has not one but three heroines on his wish-list for this film titled Madamji.
With the film’s script in its final stage, the director is planning to approach Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan to play the lead role in his film.
A source says, “Madhur will be meeting all three of them and depending on how the talks go, the film’s lead will be finalised.” The director of Fashion and Heroine clearly hasn’t had enough of women-centric films.
The source adds that this film traces the story of a small-time actress who turns to politics under the guidance of her mentor, and that the film’s lead character will be in her late 30s or early 40s.
“Like all his other films, this one will be a hard-hitting film with a dash of humour. The film takes its inspiration a real-life person who is currently a politician in Uttar Pradesh,’’ says the source. Interestingly, Madhur has earlier worked on a movie with politics as its premise.
His film Satta, starring Raveena Tandon, revolved around a woman who hates politics but joins it eventually. however, remained unavailable for comment.