Award winning film maker Shyam Benegal is planning a film that deals with trials and reavails of a starlet who wants to make it big in films. He has not yet given any title for the film but Bipasha Basu plays the central character.
The trend to make films on the difficulties faced by female artistes seems to be catching up. Madhur Bhandarkar, who made the film Fashion about the tribulations of models, is making Heroine, which deals with the troubles of lady artistes. Milan Luthria is already making the film The Dirty Picture based on the life and times of late Silk Smitha.
However, Shyam Benegal’s take may be different as he does not go for mainstream formula for his films but will certainly make an emphatic cinematic comment on the state of affairs in Bollywood.