When contacted, Remo D’souza said, “Yes, I had spoken to Sarojji expressing an interest to make her biopic. I was also talking to her daughter Sukaina. But no disappointment, it’s okay. It’s a family matter, it’s their decision. Bhushanji, I guess, shall soon take a call on who’s directing it.”
Remo also said that he knew about Bhushan Kumar coming into the project much before the news broke out in the media.
Talking exclusively to ETimes, Saroj Khan’s daughter Sukaina revealed how Bhushan Kumar came into the picture. “Well, he contacted us for the rights. He started talking to us about six months after Mom passed away. My brother Raju Khan (a noted choreographer in Bollywood) felt that he would be the right person for our mother’s biopic. Plus, he churns out movies at a fast pace. We want Mummy’s story to be told soon.”
Interestingly, Sukaina has told Bhushan Kumar that it would be great if he could get Madhuri Dixit to narrate her mother’s story on celluloid. In other words, she should be the sutradhaar. “Madhuri and my mother had a very special bond.”
Added Sukaina, “We will need to take a look at the script before it goes on floors. We want the story to be as real as possible.”
And who is going to play Masterji (as Saroj Khan was fondly called), we asked? Will it be Janhvi Kapoor whom Sukaina had said she’d love to see in the title role, when we had done an exclusive interview with Sukaina on December 16 last year? Replied Sukaina, “Bhushan Kumar has told me that he will come up with a few names. As for the Madhuri part, he has said that he will get back on that too.”