Mumbai: A relatively new director Prabhakar Shukla was keenly pursuing to make a film on celebrated painter MF Husain for the past one year. But before he could discuss the film in detail with MF Husain, the painter passed away on Thursday in London this week. Apparently, the director wishes to cast Bollywood legend Amitabh Bachchan in the role of maverick artist MF Husain.
If things go as planned, Hindi filmmaker Shukla might be able to rope in Amitabh Bachchan for his project called ‘Husain - The Painter’, as Big B was very close to the deceased painter.
Big B was on very good terms with MF Husain. The latter had gifted him a painting of Lord Hanuman carrying the sanjivani booti when Bachchan was hospitalized during the ‘Coolie’ incident.
Meanwhile, Shukla is still to approach the superstar and isn’t sure that Bachchan will indeed give his nod to the project.
Shukla has to his credit a small-budget film titled ‘Kahani Gudiya Ki’ , but the director has been heard of acquiring a producer to back his big budget ‘Husain – the Painter’.