RBN Web Desk: Former Bollywood actress and TV talk show host Pooja Bedi is all set to produce a biopic on the internationally renowned beauty expert Shahnaz Husain. Speculation is rife that Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor Khan are the leading contenders to play Husain’s role in the film.
Kamlesh Pandey, the scriptwriter of Rang De Basanti, has been roped in to write the screenplay based on the book “Flame: The Inspiring Life of My Mother” written by Husain’s daughter Nelofar Currimbhoy.
Bedi had acquired the film rights of the book last year.
Pandey said that he is working on the film’s script which is an inspiring and fascinating story. While the name of the film is yet to be decided, the narrative will trace Husain’s successful journey from being a young, naïve girl born in a conservative family to one of the most successful entrepreneurs in India.
The beauty mogul had earlier said that she wanted Priyanka Chopra in the title role, if ever a biopic on her life was to be made.
The director will be soon finalised and the film is likely to go on the floors early 2018.