Saif Ali Khan and Ileana D’Cruz worked for the first time together in Happy Ending. And now filmmaker Shivam Nair is planning to make a biopic on her. According to a report in DNA, Saif Ali Khan and Ileana D’Cruz are being considered for the film.
Now, as per reports in a leading daily, both might star in Uzma Ahmed’s biopic where Ileana will be playing the titular role. Rumour has it, Saif has been approached to play the male lead. Talking about it, the director of the film Shivam Nair stated to the daily, “Yes, we are in talks with Saif. We are in the final stages of scripting and then, we will take the final call. Saif will be the main male lead if he says yes.”
We have heard and read about Uzma’s story but Saif’s role is something that people don’t really ‘know about’, claims the director.
“Along with Uzma’s story, our story is also about a diplomat in the Indian embassy and the Union Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj. The character is of an Indian diplomat who’s there in Pakistan, and how he handles the whole case. When the girl is inside the Embassy, he is the one helping and taking care of her. We only know about Uzma and her story. People don’t know much about the role of this diplomat.”
He further adds, “It’s a positive role. That’s the major part of the story. The diplomat and the girl (to be rescued) are the lead roles.”
The way Saif was approached for the role is also interesting. It was his brother-in-law (sister Soha’s husband) Kunal Kemmu who took the film to Saif. Shivam tells us. “Saif already knows about the idea. I have worked with Kunal earlier so I know him well and I suggested the idea to him. He knows Saif well so he briefed him about the film.
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