Rumours are in the air that Bollywood will soon be witnessing another biopic. After the huge success of ‘Bhaag Milkha Bhaag ‘ which was directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, the grounds for another biopic is being is being laid. Pooja Bhatt will be directing the biopic on Bhupen Hazarika.
To this news versatile Irrfan Khan expressed his earnest desire to work with Pooja Bhatt in this biopic. Irrfan who had earlier done a biopic called ‘Paan Sing Tomar’ showed keen interest in Pooja’s project. He went on to say, “I was not offered the role, but if they (the makers) offer it to me, I would love to play it. It’s a very exciting character and I want to do a film on music… and nothing better than (a film on) Bhupen Hazarika’s life.” Irrfan went out of the way to express himself by saying, “Whenever she offers me this role, I would jump on to it. However, the role has not been offered to me yet.”
Bhupen Hazarika was a poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and filmmaker. He gave wings to the Assam’s film industry by being a backbone to them. He is now called the uncrowned King of the northeast’s cultural world. He passed away in 2011 at the age of 85.
As mentioned earlier, Pooja Bhatt will direct the movie whereas Kalpana Lajmi and Pooja’s father Mahesh Bhatt will pen down the script. Lajmi, who shared a passionate 40-year relationship with Hazarika, will produce the project. The movie is likely to be named, “Dhumuha: The Storm”.