Urvashi Rautela will play Parveen Babi in a biopic based on the stormy life of the Bollywood star.
Urvashi Rautela came to Instagram just days after visiting the 76th annual Cannes Film Festival to reveal her latest acting engagement, in which she will play Parveen Babi, the bombshell actress of the 1970s and 1980s, in a biopic.
Rautela’s Instagram post was a short reel of a Hindi-language film script titled Parveen Babi. According to the script, the film will be directed by Wasim S Khan, based on the words of the film’s writer, Dhiraj Mishra. The model-turned-actor captioned the post, “Bollywood failed Parveen Babi, but I will make you proud.”
The biopic, starring Urvashi Rautela, is expected to be the first true-to-life depiction of Parveen Babi’s life and brief tenure as a Bollywood superstar. Previous semi-autobiographical renderings of the deceased actor’s life can be found in Bhatt’s films Arth (1982) and Woh Lamhe (2006) — two films written and produced by Bhatt that touch on a very brief period in her life when she was in a relationship with the famed filmmaker.
According to her own account, the former beauty queen was representing a Parveen Babi biopic that was to be unveiled in a photocall on the French Riviera. It’s not uncommon for Indian films to be advertised in this manner on the margins of film festivals.However, it appears that the Internet suspected Urvashi Rautela of fabricating a story, just as they did not believe her claim last year that she met Leonardo DiCaprio at Cannes and he told her she was a brilliant actress.
Furthermore, a photocall launch without any involvement from the makers is simply not conceivable. So Urvashi was there all by herself, with no producer, writer, or director… So, what exactly is this photocall launch? It demonstrates how much truth there is in her claim. She hasn’t even revealed the identities of the creators. She may have indicated that she wants to do or is thinking about doing something, but claiming that it is being done without naming the team is obviously not credible,” a source reported.
“No artiste has the power to announce a project like that,” a second source told .. And something like a Parveen Babi biography will only be publicised once production has commenced. That, too, is usually from the director’s or production house’s end. Urvashi’s assertion is merely to gain attention.”