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Leena brings Kishore to life on screen

5 Aug 2008, 0730 hrs IST, SHARIN WADER,TNN Twenty-one years after he passed away, Bollywood is unprepared to let singing great and maverick actor Kishore Kumar rest in peace. His family, comprising yesteryear actress Leena Chandavarkar and sons Amit and Sumeet, have agreed to let a production house make a biopic on the life and […]

5 Aug 2008, 0730 hrs IST, SHARIN WADER,TNN

Twenty-one years after he passed away, Bollywood is unprepared to let singing great and maverick actor Kishore Kumar rest in peace.

His family, comprising yesteryear actress Leena Chandavarkar and sons Amit and Sumeet, have agreed to let a production house make a biopic on the life and times of Kishore da. Several producers had tried before, but Leena, the singer’s fourth wife, always objected because she didn’t want such a film to be made on a small scale.

“This is a mega project, the budget is going to be around 50-60 crore,” Leena told TOI yesterday, announcing the film on Kishore’s 79th birth anniversary . “We have not finalised the cast yet but Renzil D’Silva , who wrote Rang De Basanti, is working on the story.” The singer, who was also a successful lyricist, composer, producer, director, screenwriter and scriptwriter, had been married to four beautiful women – Ruma Devi, Madhubala , Yogita Bali and Leena Chandavarkar – so there will be four actresses in the film. Leena, who has been thinking of a comeback to films (and reportedly getting into shape for the same), will tell Kishore’s story through a flashback . Sons Amit and Sumeet might be singing in the film. But it is not known whether Ruma Devi, the singer’s first wife and mother of Amit, will also appear in the film alongwith Leena. Or if Yogita Bali, who subsequently married Mithun Chakraborty and is the mother of Bollywood newcomer Mimoh, will play a role. And who will be the actresses playing the other wives.

(source:Archives of The Times of India)

7 Responses to “Leena brings Kishore to life on screen”

  1. 1
    eva2468 Says:

    it is a nice idea to make a biopic on kishore da but who on earth is good enough to play him?! he was 100% unique as a singer, an actor, and a man & no actor i can think of can do justice to this role. i think there will be serious problems casting this film. who will also play his brother, the great ashok kumar, & no actress can match a hair on madhubalas head in beauty & in acting.

  2. 2
    ravi bali Says:

    I have lots of songs of kishore kumar. He is my idol

  3. 3
    Manish Kumar Says:

    when will this movie come out?

  4. 4
    arghya Says:

    Film on the Mahaguru!! Nagesh Kukoonoor was suppossed to start this project as per his commitments on K For Kishore.. But I think, practically, it would take another year for the project to complete.. So, fans, don’t expect this film on 80th birthday of mahaguru!!

  5. 5
    Debjyoti Says:

    In this case,this is the film that will be made by Sujit Sircar on guru that is being talked about.So 2 films will be made on mahaguru Kishore Kumar.

  6. 6
    nitin patil Says:

    kishoreda was a great singer.he is my best feavoret singer.i get inspire from his songes. but i have no any fullsize foto of kishoreda.so u must sent me a fullsize foto of my kishoreda.

  7. 7
    sodou Says:

    nobody can bea t mahaguru

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