They say if you want something dearly the universe conspires to make it happen. This seems to be true for the talented actress, Vidya Balan. How? Well, let us tell you. A few months ago when the actress was asked which lead actress she would like to play on screen, she had said, Meena Kumari. And if recent reports are to be believed, the actress has been offered to essay the tragedy queen in a biopic.

A source was quoted by DNA as saying that the makers of the film feel Vidya will perfectly fit the role of the yesteryear’s actress in the biopic. However, it seems that Vidya hasn’t given a nod yet as she has just wrapped up Tumhari Sulu and is being offered many interesting scripts. “The actress has just wrapped Tumhari Sulu and she’s been receiving a lot of great scripts. This is one of them. The makers will now give her a proper narration and then, she will decide whether she will do it or not,” the source said.

In 2015, Kangana Ranaut was reportedly approached for the role in a movie directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia but the project didn’t go through as Meena Kumari’s brother was not too keen on the ‘Queen’ actress essaying his sister on screen. Even her step-son was against the idea of casting Kangana for the role as he felt she was too modern to play Meena Kumari. He felt the role needed someone traditional with a strong personality. (ALSO READ: Not Deepika Padukone, But SLB Ropes Kangana Ranaut Opposite Shah Rukh Khan In His Next)

In 2005, Priyanka Chopra was approached to play Meena Kumari in a new adaptation of Bimal Mitra’s Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam by Pritish Nandy Communications. The Quantico actress also did a photo shoot for the film, but it never got made. Now let’s hope Vidya gives a nod to the project.

Written by Ishani Bose