Kareena Kapoor to play a Begum onscreen?
September 17, 2013 cursednbroken 19691 reads 82 comments
Kareena Kapoor, who became a begum after her recent marriage to Nawab Saif Ali Khan, is all set to play a Begum onscreen too.
You will recall she was previously offered the biopic 'Begum Samru', based on the life of Begum Joanna Nobilis Sombre - a political power struggle leader.
The film to be directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, was delayed as it requires extensive preproduction for several months, and Tishu preffered to go ahead with projects like 'Revolve Rani' and 'Bullet Raja'. Rani Mukherji, who was the first choice, has bowed out citing date problems, but it seems Kareena Kapoor Khan is in line to bag the role now.
Bebo will be making a decision about the film as soon as she returns from London.
For those not in the know --> Begum Samru started her life as a nautch (dancing girl), who later moved on to become a political struggle leader in the 18th Century.The Begum had her own mercenary army, and the only Catholic Ruler in India (though she later converted to Islam)
Tigmanshu had earlier said,
"The film is set in the 1840s and will be based on a Hindi novel. The story is a different take on Umrao Jaan. The lead actress will be a begum, not a nautch girl. The begum woos four men before falling in love with one of them and that's where the trouble begins".
Its said Kareena and Vidya initially turned down the film due to steamy love making scenes.
However, news is that Kareena is now indeed considering the film.