For one year Prabhakar Shukla has been working on a project called ‘Husain - The Painter’. But before he could discuss the film in detail with MF Husain, the painter passed away on Thursday in London this week.
Now, Shukla has two options - to shelve the project or to go ahead and make the film. He’s even got a producer to back the project.
Shukla has apparently decided to make the film. He hopes to sign Amitabh Bachchan to play the role of MF Husain. However, Shukla has still not approached 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 and hasn’t yet directed a big budget Bollywood film.
Big B, by the way, 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.
Will Amitabh Bachchan now play MF Husain on screen? Watch this space.