Web Series On ‘Pakeezah’ Actress Late Meena Kumari In The Offing

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Mumbai: The intriguing and life of ‘ Tragedy Queen’ legendary actress Meena Kumari will be recreated in a new web series.

Based on Ashwini Bhatnagar’s biography of the iconic star, “Mahjabeen As Meena Kumari”, the series is being produced by Prabhleen Kaur. Details of cast and crew are yet to be announced. The makers plan to make a feature film on the subject after the web series, The New Indian Express (TNIE) reported.

“It is a dream comes true for me as nothing is more beautiful and larger than life than the name Meena Kumari. ‘God resides in detailing’ is the mantra that guides us, and a subject of this magnitude warrants research. The best names from vintage Hindi film journalism have been hired to provide authentic research. We intend to start with a web series and then move onto a feature film on the gifted actress for whom the term ‘Tragedy Queen’ was coined. We are not in any hurry,” Kaur was quoted as saying by TNIE.

Meena Kumari has played immemorable roles in Bollywood classics such as ‘Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam’, ‘Pakeezah’, ‘Mere Apne’, ‘Baiju Bawra’, ‘Dil Apna Aur Preet Parai’, ‘Dil Ek Mandir’ and ‘Kaajal’.

“I am delighted to collaborate with a production house like Prabhleen’s, which is known for creating path-breaking content. The book is possibly the first authentic portrayal of the legendary actress from a neutral viewpoint,” Bhatnagar told TNIE.

Meena Kumari died at the age of 39 on March 31, 1972. The web series will include all aspects of the career, controversies and complexities of the enigmatic actress who died at the age of 39, TNIE added.

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