Mumbai: “Zubeidaa”, an inter-faith love story between an actor and a Rajasthani king, didn’t earn cash on the time of its launch twenty years in the past however the film holds a particular place in director Shyam Benegal’s coronary heart because it displays a interval of transition in India– from a feudal society to a democratic one. Benegal stated the story of Zubeidaa Begum caught his consideration when he learn Khalid Mohamed’s article in a newspaper and he thought it was a fantastic love story.
Mohamed, Zubeida Begum’s son from her first marriage, was initially hesitant as he was unsure about telling his mom’s story on the large display screen however issues ultimately fell into place with Karisma Kapoor enjoying the title character, Manoj Bajpayee because the prince and Rekha as his first spouse within the 2001 launch. “None of them actually earned cash. I don’t suppose anybody did the movie for cash. However the movie did win the Nationwide award,” Benegal advised .
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