As per the latest buzz, Ms Chopra has bagged Madhur Bhandarkar’s next in which she will don the hat of a politician
B-town beauties turning politicians onscreen is the latest fad in Bollywood it seems. After Kangana Ranaut and Sonam Kapoor, we hear Priyanka Chopra too will be seen playing a politician on the silver screen. Reportedly, the dusky beauty has been roped in to play the lead in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Madam Jee which is based on the life of actor-turned-politician Jayalalithaa. Though Deepika Padukone and Vidya Balan were being considered for the same role, it’s PeeCee who has walked away with the Madhur’s film. The talented filmmaker, who is known for hard hitting films, will team for the second time with Priyanka. Earlier, the duo worked together in Fashion which turned out to be a blockbuster. While Bhandarkar doesn’t repeat his heroines, looks like he has made an exception this time.
While talking to a leading daily, a source said, “Madhur has never repeated his heroines. Page 3 had Konkana Sen Sharma, Chandni Bar starred Tabu, Corporate featured Bipasha Basu, Traffic Singal’s leading lady was Neetu Chandra and Kareena Kapoor played the main lead in Heroine. He wanted to work with Priyanka after Fashion. When he was writing the script of Madam Jee, the story of a string woman’s journey through life, he pictured PC in the role. Everyone knows that in Madhur’s films, the actresses play the protagonists and that is also true of Madam Jee. It will also be a realistic film as all Madhur’s films.”
The National Award winning director will finalise the dates with the Exotic babe once he is back from Spain where he is currently doing a recce. Since the Gunday starlet has three films lined up already this year – Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Mary Kom biopic, Zoya Akhtar’s Dil Dhadakne Do and Prabhu Dheva’s next with Saif Ali Khan, Madhur’s film may go on floors next year. Well, the director-producer doesn’t mind waiting coz he thinks no other heroine fits the bill perfectly than Priyanka.
Well, even Bollywoodlifers think the same. We say so coz not so long ago we at BL had conducted a poll asking our viewers to pick a heroine best suited for Madhur Bhandarkar’s Madam Jee. The singer-actor won the poll leaving behind Katrina Kaif, Dippy and Vids. Strange, na?
Looks like the Chopra gal is indeed the right choice for the film!