Anurag Basu To Make Biopic On Kishore Kumar
Filmmaker Anurag Basu, fresh with the super success of Barfi, will now go ahead with his magnum opus — a film on the life times of legendary singer-actor-Music composer-producer Kishore Kumar.
Moreover, it’s his Barfi hero Ranbir Kapoor who essays the role of Kishore Kumar and Katrina Kaif is likely to play actress Madhubala, Kishore’s second wife. This film will be produced by UTV Motion Pictures.
Anurag Basu is presently busy writing the script. According to him, Kishore Kumar had a colourful life and was multi-talented. Basu says no liberties are being taken in making the biopic and Kishore’s son Amit and other family members are giving the inputs.
The script will showcase some hitherto unknown facts of Kishore’s life, as it traces his life from a comic hero during the black-and-white era into a commanding playback singer. The combination of Kishore Kumar, RD Burman and Rajesh Khanna literally set the screen afire during the 1970s.