Mumbai: Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, the 'Piku' jodi, will be once again seen together in Sapna Didi biopic, produced by Vishal Bhardwaj. Vishal wants to title the film as 'Rani', but it seems like he is facing problems to get the ownership rights for the same from 'Rang Rasiya' director Ketan Mehta who previously planned a movie based on Rani Laxmibai with Kangana Ranaut in the lead.
As reported by a leading tabloid, a source stated that Vishal and Ketan are fighting over the name Rani. The source stated, "Vishal has been asking for the title since the past six months. But, Ketan is not budging. This is precisely why Vishal is taking so long to announce the film's name."
It is reported that Ketan bought the titles 'Rani' and 'Jhansi Ki Rani'. Even after shelving then planned movie with Kangana, he is not willing to give away the title. He still wants to make the film.
The source added, "This is why Ketan doesn't want to give up the title. In fact, he had initially hoped to rope in Deepika for the role, but since she was busy filming Padmavati, things didn't materialise."
An adaptation of S.Hussain Zaidi’s book 'Mafia Queens of Mumbai', it is on the life and times of Ashraf Khan, popularly known as Sapna Didi. Deepika Padukone will be playing the titular role. Directed by Honey Trehan, the film will be produced by Vishal Bhardwaj.