News|April 28, 2010 12:26 am

Katrina Set to Play Madhubala

Anurag Basu’s next flick based on Kishore Kumar’s biopic was in news for many times, as Anurag was not finding suitable actress to play Madhubala. Though he approached Kareena kapoor for that role, but since Ranbir Kapoor is playing lead character of legendary singer Kishore Kumar, it was not possible to bring sister, Kareena Kapoor opposite to brother, Ranbir Kapoor.

Finally, Anurag Basu zeroed to Katrina Kaif, who has recently played quasi-biographical character in Rajneeti. Now, Katrina will play real-life character of Madhubala in his next flick. Katrina was finalized for the project after she opted out of Basu’s other film, ‘Silence’, in which she was to co-star with Priyanka Chopra and Ranbir Kapoor.

Considering her option to work with Anurag Basu, she says,

“If I do another film with Ranbir, I’d want it to be a full-fledged commercial love story. And it can’t get any more mainstream and romantic than the Kishore Kumar-Madhubala saga.”

In-fact Katrina has already begun her homework for the role and watched Madhubala’s movies like Mughal-e-Azam, Mahal and Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi. Katrina is happy as she will be playing a role of Madhubala. She says

“I am very, very fond of…for her looks, talent and nature. I am definitely working with her, if not in Silence, then in my next film.”