By Hindustan Times
If all goes well, Rani Mukherjee will work in Tigmanshu Dhulia's period film. The movie is based on the life of Begum Samru who started off as a nautch girl in 18th century India, eventually becoming the ruler of Sardhana, a principality near Meerut, reports Mumbai Mirror.
“Last week, Tigmanshu had a long meeting with Rani at her office in Juhu. She loved the role and agreed in principle,” a source told the tabloid.
The source went on to explain why Rani was zeroed in on for the role. “The role is tailor made for Rani. Tigmanshu wanted someone who can hold the film on her own,” he said.
Rani too apparently is eager to work with Dhulia. “Rani loves Tigmanshu's style of filmmaking. He is soon going to go for a recce,” added the source.
Tigmanushu Dhulia has directed films like Haasil, Charas, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster and more recently Paan Singh Tomar.
About Begum Samru
Begum Joanna Nobilis Sombre was popularly known as Begum Samru. She started her career as a nautch girl in 18th century India, and eventually became the ruler of . She Sardhana, a principality near Meerut. Later on, she played a key role in the political power struggle in 18th and 19th century India.
She was the head of a professionally trained mercenary army, inherited from her European mercenary husband, Walter Reinhardt Sombre. This mercenary army consisted of Europeans and Indians. She is also regarded as the only Catholic ruler in India, as she ruled the principality of Sardhana in 18th and 19th century India.