Two filmmakers making a film on the same subject is not uncommon in Bollywood. Ajay Devgn"s A Legend of Bhagat Singh and Bobby Deol"s Shaheed - both on the life of slain hero Bhagat Singh were released around the same time. Once more, two filmmakers have chosen the same premise for their movies; the life of legendary artiste Kishore Kumar.
Directors Anurag Basu and Shashanka of Quick Gun Murugan fame, will be making a biopic on his life. Kishore Kumar was a man of many talents – singer, actor, composer and filmmaker. His personal life, too, was interesting as he was married to the iconic beauty of Indian cinema, Madhubala.
While Basu"s film will explore his many facets, Shashanka"s film will speak about the love between him and Madhubala. Sources said that he wished to depict the love of a man who marries a woman knowing that she will die in a few years. He has already approached superstar Aamir Khan to play the crooner.
Anurag is keen to cast the dashing Ranbir Kapoor and the lovely Katrina Kaif as the star couple. This will be his second film with Ranbir after Silence, where he stars opposite Priyanka Chopra. He will also have Kishore Kumar"s son, Amit Kumar, doing the playback for the film. Incidentally, Kishore Kumar"s younger son, Sumeet, sang a version of Kishore"s Bachna Ae Haseeno for Ranbir. If things work out, Ranbir will find himself pitted against the perfectionist Aamir Khan!
It"ll be a clash between the veteran and the newbie. We"re sure the Aamir-Ranbir face-off will be eagerly anticipated!