Ileana D’Cruz to star in an Indo-Pak based love story!
Ileana D’Cruz will be seen doing a biopic of Uzma Ahmed, an Indian national, who fell in love with a Pakistani citizen.
There were talks that Parineeti Chopra will be doing the role of Uzma Ahmed in her biopic. However, now a report suggests that Shivam Nair, the ‘Naam Shabana’ director, has approached Ileana D’Cruz for the film. A source told a leading daily, “Shivam is in talks with Ileana D’Cruz to play Uzma. The director met the actress and Ileana loved the idea. She knew about Uzma and is really excited to play her. Currently, the modalities are being worked out.’’
Confirming the news Nair said, “Yes, I want Ileana in my film. I have met her and she liked the idea. We got the material, met Uzma, and did the research and development. Right now, we are fine-tuning the script with the information we have and once it’s ready, we will narrate it to Ileana. Around 20-25 days from now, the script will be completely ready.”
For the uninitiated, the film is said to be based on true stories and incidents about an Indian national who travelled to Pakistan after she fell in love with a Pakistani man, Tahir Ali, whom she had met in Malaysia. However, her happiness was short-lived as Tahir forced her into marrying him at gunpoint. Uzma somehow manages to escape and was brought back to India with the help of Indian High Commission and Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj.
Her story is strong, emotional, and gripping. It will be a treat to watch how the director showcases this Indo-Pak based film with the never-ending tension between the two neighboring countries.
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