Madhur Shells out Rs. 1 Lakh for Heroine
No, it’s not what you’re thinking, for none of our current leading ladies would so much as frown for 1 lakh! Rather it’s the amount director Madhur Bhandarkar had to pay to acquire a title for his movie.
It seems like Bollywood has been bitten by the biopic bug. After Anurag Basu and Shashanka making films on Kishore Kumar, it’s Madhur who is making one on Marilyn Monroe. The director has chosen reigning diva Kareena Kapoor to essay the role of the tragic Hollywood stunner.
The director, known for his brand of realistic films, was looking for a suitable title for his film. His movie titles mostly have one or two words which reflect the subject content. Like Fashion on the glamour industry, Corporate on the corporate sector, Page 3 on the party circuit, etc. He wanted an apt title for his take on the rise and, subsequent, downfall of the iconic diva. He finally zeroed in on Heroine. But the title was already booked by Guddu Dhanoa, who has earlier made films like Deewana, Big Brother, Kismat, Bichhoo, Elaan etc.
Madhur, who believes in perfection for his films, came up with a novel way to acquire the title. He donated Rs 1 lakh to Guddu Dhanoa’s charity. A source told Sampurn Media that Madhur was glad to have it but was not sure if he would use it. The exchange was in good spirit and both sides are happy. Another case of a Bhandarkar film making waves before it even goes on the floors!
— Sampurn Wire