Director Hansal Mehta says the film he was wanting to make with Sridevi was about a lady who finds womanhood in her late 50s. At the point when the producer learnt about Sridevi’s demise, he had tweeted that he was intending to approach her for a task. “It is a wonderful story, I have the rights for it. It is from a book, a novella… It is a Chinese story. I felt it is great to do it with Sridevi. I had thought of portraying the plan to her, yet she passed away. It was stunning,” said Mehta.
The Aligarh executive says the film would have rotated around the veteran genius. “It was a takeoff from the sort of movies I was making. It is a story about affection, about how in the late 50s you are finding womanhood… Parenthood and marriage, without either being a spouse or a mother,” he says.
“She (the hero) encounters every one of these feelings as far as anyone knows… Every one of these years she has been single,” he includes.
Mehta says he is determined to go ahead with the film but is yet to find the actor who would now star in the main role. “I will dedicate it to Sridevi,” he adds.
Mehta had met Sridevi during the preview screening of his film Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar back in 2000. “I had very little interaction with her. I believe she had seen my work. She was a great actor, an inspiration to lot of actors,” he recounts.
Sridevi, 54, died of accidental drowning in the bath tub of a Dubai hotel on February 24.