This news might come as a surprise to some and as a relief to some others. Which side has few numbers on its part and which has more is anyone’s guess, but the fact is that Meera (originally named Irtiza Rubab) might steps into the shoes of legendary Meena Kumari for the Pakeezah remake. The film was first made in 1972 by late director Kamal Amrohi and now his son Tajdar Amrohi is producing the remake.
When Meera was asked about her point of view about the matter, she said,”It is a divine feeling. I cannot define it in words”.”I simply loved Meena Kumariji in the film. It has always played again and again in my mind. I came to India with the dream of wanting to essay the same immortal role some day. And when Tajdar saab gave the nod, I was simply too overwhelmed,” she added.
The movie is still in conception stage, said Tajdar, “Meera had spoken to me about Pakeezah about three-and-half years ago. She is very passionate about doing it. She is like a little child with a dream, so I gave her the nod. It is not an easy film to make. It is a challenge for Meera. To re-erect the same sets, it would cost 20 times more. The kind of costumes, dialogue, the aura, there are several uphill tasks. It will be a huge thing.”
Well, its not bad to dream high, but we somehow feel that Meera is trying to reach the sky this time! All said and done, we hope she succeeds.