Distinguished Hindi film director Meghna Gulzar, whose latest movie ‘Raazi’ (2018) is running successfully across the country, is all set to commence work on her next directorial venture. The director, who has a penchant for basing her films on real-life incidents, has once again chosen a subject from the real life. Yes, Gulzar is writing a film based on the extraordinary life of Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw.
Regarded as one of the most revered military commanders in the history of independent India, Marshal Sam Manekshaw, with his shrewd acumen, helped Indian win two wars against Pakistan in 1965 and 1971. The 1971 war against Pakistan finally led to the liberation of Bangladesh.
Talking about her next venture, Meghna reveals that she has been working on the idea for more than a year now. She also adds that the project needs some serious amount of research before she takes it to the sets. “I have been committed to it for a year or so. It’s a subject that requires some serious amount of research,” she said.
Besides the Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw biopic, Gulzar has one more interesting idea with her. Just like her previous films, this one is also inspired from a real-lifeincident. The prolific filmmaker has rights to make a film on acid attack survivor Laxmi. “I met her in 2016 and I have the film rights,” says the director.
Whenever Meghna has taken up a real-life subject, she has always done full justice to it. Be it ‘Talvar’ (2015) or the recently released ‘Raazi’, her real-life based films never fail to strike the right chord with the audience.
We wish her luck in her next endeavours.