Rumors about an upcoming biopic on the iconic actress Meena Kumari have been circulating, and it appears that they hold some truth. Celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra is reportedly set to make his directorial debut with this ambitious project. According to recent reports, the talented actress Kriti Sanon is said to have been approached to portray the legendary actress on the big screen. In a recent conversation, Manish Malhotra himself confirmed his involvement as the director of the Meena Kumari biopic and revealed that he is currently engrossed in crafting the film’s screenplay.
Manish Malhotra to Take Director’s Chair for Meena Kumari Biopic
Manish Malhotra, the renowned fashion designer, has officially confirmed his transition into the world of filmmaking. He revealed that his directorial debut will be a biopic centered around the life of the legendary actress Meena Kumari. During a recent interview, Manish expressed his surprise at the news leaking out but affirmed its authenticity. He emphasized the paramount importance of a well-crafted script for the project and disclosed that the film will draw inspiration from Meena Kumari’s own books. Manish expressed his long-standing fascination with the actress, making this venture all the more special for him.
Manish Malhotra also revealed that his decision to create a film on Meena Kumari was deeply influenced by veteran actress Rekha. Recounting a conversation with Rekha, he mentioned that she once told him that the true brilliance of Meena Kumari would be comprehended when he reached the age of 40. As time went on, Manish found himself occupied with work while he was younger, but when he finally turned 40, he began to grasp the extraordinary talent of not only Meena Kumari but also other legendary figures like Nargis Ji, Dilip Kumar, and Guru Dutt. This realization led him to delve into their cinema, appreciating it on a profound level. Manish specifically praised Meena Kumari for her exceptional ability to convey emotions through her expressions, captivating eyes, and unique charm.
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Notably, Manish Malhotra had the opportunity to style the elegant actress Rekha for a recent cover shoot of an international magazine. Rekha’s appearance was nothing short of breathtaking as she donned Manish’s outfits, radiating an aura of regal splendor. The actress looked exceptionally beautiful, showcasing the designer’s impeccable fashion sense and expertise in creating captivating looks.
Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt Sizzle on the Ramp at Manish Malhotra’s Bridal Couture Show
Celebrating his 18-year journey in the fashion industry, Manish Malhotra recently marked the occasion with a splendid Bridal Couture show in Mumbai on July 20. The event witnessed the presence of Bollywood stars Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt, who graced the runway as showstoppers while promoting their upcoming movie, _Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani._ During the show, Ranveer took the opportunity to commend Manish’s exceptional talent and even hinted at his own future plans of venturing into directing. Among the notable attendees were Karan Johar, Mukesh Ambani, Isha Ambani, Kajol, Deepika Padukone, and many others, who gathered to celebrate and support the renowned designer’s special night.
In the upcoming film _Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani,_ Alia Bhatt’s wardrobe will feature a stunning collection of chiffon sarees exclusively designed by Manish Malhotra. Additionally, these elegant sarees will also be showcased during the movie’s promotional activities. Notably, a captivating ombré saree that Alia recently donned at an event in Delhi has quickly become a favorite among the masses, receiving widespread praise and adoration.