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Bhavani Iyer to write Meghna Gulzar’s Marshall Sam Manekshaw biopic

After winning rave reviews for her compelling and spellbinding writing in the recently released film, Raazi, which has turned out to be a blockbuster at the box-office, popular writer Bhavani Iyer is set to join forces with filmmaker Meghna Gulzar once again.

Iyer, who has previously worked with ace director Sanjay Leela Bhansali on films like Black (2005) and Guzaarish (2010), is gearing up to write a biopic on Field Marshall Sam Manekshaw, which will be helmed by Meghna. Manekshaw was the Army chief during the 1971 India-Pakistan war.

“It is a delightful and phenomenal subject that promises to push me to every limit of my storytelling boundaries and then some,” excited Iyer says about the project. The writer has also written a film for Nikkhil Advani, which she says is deeply political and tells a remarkable story of the geo-politics of our subcontinent.

Meanwhile, Raazi, starring Alia Bhatt and Vicky Kaushal, has minted over ₹ 200 crores worldwide. The film is still running in many cinemas across the globe.