Multiple National Film Award winning director Sudhir Mishra is working on his most ambitious project Mehrunissa which features Amitabh bachchan and Rishi Kapoor. A 40-day shoot will soon start in Lucknow.
This film is Sudhir’s take on the historical character Mehrunissa also known as Nur Jehan. She was the twentieth and favourite wife of Mughal Emperor Jahangir, who was her second husband. The story of the couple’s infatuation for each other and the relationship that abided between them is legendary. She remains historically significant for the sheer amount of imperial authority she wielded, because Jahangir was addicted to alcohol and opium. She is known as one of the most powerful women who ruled India with an iron fist.