Mumbai: Bollywood actress Illeana D’Cruz will reportedly star in Shivam Nair’s biopic on Uzma Ahmed, an Indian lady, who fell in love with a Pakistani citizen.
A source revealed that Illena has been offered the role of Uzma in this biopic. “Shivam is in talks with Ileana D’Cruz to play Uzma. The director met the actress and Ileana loved the idea. She knew about Uzma and is really excited to play her. Currently, the modalities are being worked out,” said the source.
If sources are to be believed, the ‘Naam Shabana’s’ director confirmed the news. Yes, I want Ileana in my film. I have met her and she liked the idea. We got the material, met Uzma, and did the research and development. Right now, we are fine-tuning the script with the information we have and once it’s ready, we will narrate it to Ileana. Around 20-25 days from now, the script will be completely ready, said Nair.
“I feel Ileana is right for this role. She has the perfect mix of innocence and confidence. We needed both these qualities for Uzma’s character,” he added.
Earlier, there was a buzz that Parineeti Chopra will play the character of Uzma in this biopic.
Uzma Ahmed, a young Indian lady fell in love with Tahir Ali, a Pakistani citizen, whom she met in Malaysia. She then went to Pakistan to meet him but found that he was already married. After that she was forced to marry him at gunpoint and was sexually assaulted. Uzma escaped to the Indian High Commission, who then reached out to Indian external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj, who made sure that Uzma returned to her home safely.