Director Hansal Mehta was planning to make a film about a woman who discovers womanhood in her late 50’s with the late actress Sridevi.
After the sudden demise of the beautiful and talented Sridevi, Hansal revealed that he was planning on doing a film with her. He took to Twitter and said, “There will never be another Sridevi. I was about to approach her for a film. That film will now be dedicated to her. If it finds an actor”.
In an interview with PTI, Hansal Mehta said, “It is a beautiful story, I have got the rights for it. It is from a book, a novella... It is a Chinese story. I felt it would be wonderful to do it with Sridevi. I had thought of narrating the idea to her, but she passed away. It was shocking”. He further added, “It was a departure from the kind of films I was making. It is a tale about love, about how in the late 50s you are discovering womanhood... Motherhood and marriage, without either being a wife or a mother. She (the protagonist) experiences all these emotions supposedly... All these years she has been single”.
Hansal Mehta had met Sridevi in the year 2000 during the preview screening of his film “Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar”.
- Akhila Kakarala
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