Film Pakeezah was made in 1972 by director Kamal Amrohi and now his son Tajdar Amrohi has decided to produce the remake by considering Meera in lead role. When Meera was asked about her role, she told, “It is a divine feeling. I cannot define it in words”. I simply loved Meena Kumariji in the film. It has always played again and again in my mind. I came to India with the dream of wanting to essay the same immortal role someday. And when Tajdar saab gave the nod, I was simply too overwhelmed”.
Tajdar Amrohi told that the movie is still in conception stage and “Meera had spoken to me about Pakeezah about three-and-half years ago. She is very passionate about doing it. She is like a little child with a dream, so I gave her the nod. It is not an easy film to make. It is a challenge for Meera. To re-erect the same sets, it would cost 20 times more. The kind of costumes, dialogue, the aura, there are several uphill tasks. It will be a huge thing.”
Anyhow, the legendary role of Meena Kumari may add in Meera’s luck for future. Let’s wait until the whole crew and cast of Pakeezah gets selected.
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