Pooja Bhatt may play Kalpana Lajmi in Bhupen Hazarika biopic

Updated: Oct 02, 2013, 09:03 AM IST

Mumbai: A biopic on Bhupen Hazarika, being produced by Pooja Bhatt, may see the actress-filmmaker essay the role of filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi in the legendary musician`s life.

Hazarika and Lajmi shared a passionate 40-year-old relationship.

Entitled ‘Dhumuha: The Storm’, the movie is jointly written by Lajmi and Pooja`s father Mahesh Bhatt. Lajmi will direct the project.

Talking about it, Pooja said: "Kalpana Lajmi has offered me the role to play her in the film. I am flattered by this offer. If at all I want to get back to the treadmill and get in shape, then it should be a film like this. Right now, the screenplay is being written, so let`s see."

Pooja says more than anything else, the million dollar question as of now is -- "Who will play Bhupen Hazarika?"

"We will have a tough time casting the right actor," she said.

Hazarika was a poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and filmmaker. He pioneered Assam`s film industry and has been hailed as the uncrowned king of the northeast`s cultural world.

Hazarika died in 2011. He was 85.