By Hindustan Times
Talks have been on for a long time on whether Ranbir Kapoor will be part of filmmaker Anurag Basu’s ambitious project on the life of Kishore Kumar. And now we’re told that the actor has been signed on for the project that will showcase the life and times of the legendary singer-actor. The film, produced by UTV Motion Pictures, will go on the floors late next year or in 2014.
Tentatively titled Kishore, it is currently in its scripting stage. An industry source says, “The film’s script is being written. Anurag wants this project to be as close to reality as possible. Kishore Kumar was a legend, so there are a lot of details that need to be taken into consideration when writing the script.”
Ranbir KapoorThe source further adds that in all likelihood, Ranbir will be paired with four heroines, a first for the actor. In the past, he has been paired with three and two heroines in Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) and Barfi! respectively. The source adds, “The heroines will be selected depending on which portions of the singer-actor’s life Anurag chooses to cover. If the film is made about the singer’s entire life, then there will be four stories as Kishore Kumar had four wives. It’s these factors that are taking up a lot of time. The director can’t afford to miss out on any of these details.”
Kishore Kumar married Bengali singer Ruma Ghosh and had his first child, Amit Kumar with her. However, the couple divorced after eight years.
His co-star in several films, Kumar fell in love with Madhubala while he was still married to Ruma. After his divorce, he married the actor and the wedding lasted till Madhubala’s death.
After staying single for several years, Kumar found solace in actor Yogeeta Bali. However, the marriage didn’t last and they got a divorce within two years.
After three marriages (with two failures), Kumar finally found love with actor Leena Chandavarkar. They remained married till his death and have a son, Sumit Kumar.