Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Unfortunate I couldn’t make Bhupen Hazarika biopic: Pooja Bhatt

Actress-turned-director Pooja Bhatt says she was very keen on producing the biopic of legendary musician Bhupen Hazarika but had to back out as she felt she would not be able to do justice to the story.
 
The untitled film chronicles the love story of Hazarika and his wife Kalpana Lajmi. Lajmi, a filmmaker herself, has written the story.
 
“I was very keen to make a film on Bhupen Hazarika. Kalpana Lajmi said she wants to make a film. I was riveted because their love story was so complex. When I read Kalpana’s first draft, I wept. I wanted to make a film on him because he was a legend, his music and his voice, the man he was, the complexities of him,” Pooja said on the sidelines of Jagran Film Festival.
 
“But unfortunately there were no takers. I felt I could not do justice to the film. I told Kalpana that I will not be able to do justice to his story with the limited resources that I have. That’s unfortunately how it ended,” she added. To read the full story Click here