After biopics on martyrs, sportspersons, and historical figures, Bollywood filmmakers have now shifted their attention towards politicians. According to latest reports, Kunal Khemu and wife Soha Ali Khan are co-producing a film based on the life of veteran advocate-politician, Ram Jethmalani.
The 94-year-old retired advocate has professionally worked for more than 70 years and is the highest paid advocate in India. His untitled biopic is currently at scripting stage and will be produced in collaboration with Ronnie Screwvala.
“It’s a fascinating life story because Mr Jethmalani is now 94 years old. He has had a career of over 70 years, and look at the people who he has represented. They range from politicians to notorious criminals… The task is not the story to tell, but the parts we will have to leave out or what we don’t tell. And every bit is exciting,” Soha said.
The team will decide a director when the script of the film is ready. “It’s a hard task to make a two and a half hour film. But we have a good partner in Ronnie Screwvala. Once we have a script ready, we will be locking a director, and once we have a captain to the ship, we will go full steam,” the actress added.
Meanwhile, Soha is currently busy with her upcoming film Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3, which is the third instalment of the popular film franchise, Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster, and also stars Sanjay Dutt in an important role.