Post Paan Singh Tomar, director Tigmanshu Dhulia is now working on a new project and has zeroed down on Rani Mukerji as his leading lady. The film is based on the life of Begum Samru.
Its a biopic set in medieval times, on Begum Joanna Nobilis Sombre aka Begum Samru (1753-1836). Begum Samru was a nautch girl way back in the 18th century India. She eventually grew on to become the ruler of Sardhana, a principality near Meerut.
Says a source close to theproject, “Last week, Tigmanshu had a long meeting with Rani at her office in Juhu. She loved the role and agreed in principle.”
Why did Tigmanshu select Rani??
Adds the source, “The role is tailor made for Rani. Tigmanshu wanted someone who can hold the film on her own.”
“Rani loves Tigmanshu’s style of filmmaking. He is soon going to go for a recce,” added the source.
Hopefully, if all goes as planned, the project will go on floors sometime later this year.