It’s raining biopics in Bollywood.
Now, actress Soha Ali Khan is planning one and she will be the producer and the maiden project would be a biopic. Soha said she would be running the production house with husband Kunal Khemu.
“We will open our next production company. It’s called Renegate Films. We will be co producing films. We will co-produce films with others as we need people to back our creative ideas as we have wonderful ideas,” Soha said. “The first film that we will be co-producing is a biopic. It is on a living legend. It won’t be a biopic on someone from acting or sports field,” she said.
The actress said they are yet to finalise the director and cast. When asked if she will be seen in the film, Soha said she had no plans of acting in her debut production. “I will not be acting in it. The idea is to open a production company to back our creative ideas. We did not open the company to create work for me or Kunal. The idea is to find great content.”
Soha Ali Khan will be seen next in 31st October, based on the aftermath of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s assassination, opposite Vir Das.
If Soha wants to do an excellent biopic she does not have to go too far. A subject is living right under her own roof: her mother Sharmila Tagore (Begum Ayesha Sultana).
Sharmila began her career in Satyajit Ray’s Apur Sansar at the age of 13, married an influential member of the cricket royalty, received two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards for her performances, led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011, later as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador in addition to being one of the International Competition’s Jury Members at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival and in 2013 was honoured by Padma Bhushan by the Government of India. And that is lot of interesting stuff for a biopic. – CINEWS