Lazmi had to approach many actresses to play the role of a prostitute in her next movie before she could finally sign one. The film titled, ' The Prostitute and The Postman ', is based upon the relationship between a sex worker and a postman, to be played by Karan Nath .
To play prostitute in the movie, Lazmi first approached Bipasha Basu who showed a little interest in the project but did not give any final word to Lazmi. After that, the director approached Preity Zinta for the role but the feisty showed no enthusiasm to be a part of Lazmi's skimpy budget project.
A dejected Lazmi then approached Sushmita Sen for the role and the lissome actress consented to it. Interestingly, the movie hardly contains any intimate moments between the prostitute and the postman.
'The Prostitute and the Postman' has an estimated budget of Rs 2.5 crore project, and it is inspired from a real story based on concept by Bhupen Hazarika.
The film will be shot in and around Dehra Dun in a single schedule of 45 days starting January 2005.