Vidya Balan was preparing for Kamal Das biopic ‘Aami’ for a long six months. She even shot for a day before changing her mind, the excuse given was that she couldn’t connect with the character. The Kamala Das biopic has already hit its producers with a loss of close to Rs 1.5 crore after Vidya abandoned the project.
A source close to the project said, “The team tried our utmost to convince her. We promised we would be there to help her. But she insisted she couldn’t understand the character. But isn’t that what Kamala Das is about? She’s an enigma. We are sure even Kamala didn’t understand herself.”
Vidya’s spokesperson confirmed the news by saying, “Vidya likes to spend some time with the director and writers as part of her prep before starting a film. It wasn’t happening with this one. Also, she wasn’t happy with the final script.”
Now the role has landed in Tabu’s kitty. As per a source, “Tabu has shown a keen interest in the part and we’re in the process of finalizing her. However, we wouldn’t like to say anything officially until everything is absolutely firmed in.”