His narrative would be propelled forward on the strength of Kishore Kumar’s songs. Nagesh is in the process of acquiring the rights of the original KK evergreens. The filmmaker has spent hours with Kishore’s son Amit Kumar and wife Leena Chandavarkar who opened the vaults of their hearts and gave Nagesh enough anecdotes to make his bio-pic voluptuous and comprehensive. Interestingly Kishore Kumar’s immediate family has also had meetings with Shoojit Sircar who plans his own KK bio-pic after he completes his current assignments. So it’s hard to make out which of the two projects the Ganguly parivar truly believes in. Or which would take off first. However Nagesh has an edge since he has already approached producers. Some time ago Nagesh had gone to Subhash Ghai with the proposal to make the KK biopic. The Showman, enthusiastic about the idea, thought such a mammoth project required a marquee name. Sudhir Mishra disagrees. “You can’t have an acknowledged superstar playing a personality whom generations know like a member of the household. On the other hand you can’t make a big-budget bip-pic on Kishore Kumar unless you’ve a readymade audience.
So it’s a Catch 22 situation.” One possibility that Sudhir is willing to explore is to cast Kishore Kumar’s younger son Sumit. Provided Sumit could act. “But then who ever thought Kishore Kumar could act, sing, dance, entertain, compose….all at the same time? His son must have inherited some of that talent,” reasons Sudhir hopefully.